Hickenlooper asks Ivanka Trump for 2020 support

Hickenlooper asks Ivanka Trump for 2020 support
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Democratic presidential candidate John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Impeachment enters new crucial phase Bullock drops White House bid, won't run for Senate 2020 hopes rise for gun control groups after Virginia elections MORE asked an unlikely person to support his long-shot candidacy: White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpLawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to allow new parents to advance tax credits Jane Fonda says she feels 'sad' for Trump Hillicon Valley: Google to limit political ad targeting | Senators scrutinize self-driving car safety | Trump to 'look at' Apple tariff exemption | Progressive lawmakers call for surveillance reforms | House panel advances telecom bills MORE

The former governor of Colorado tweeted at the president's daughter and asked if he can "count on" her support after she tweeted about the "Colorado success story." 

Trump tweeted that "since the election," Colorado has seen an increase in average hourly earnings, the creation of 143,900 new jobs and an uptick in the labor force participation rate. 

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"Let's keep winning Colorado!" she tweeted. 

"Hey @IvankaTrump, I'm running for president on our economic success in Colorado. Can I count on your support?" Hickenlooper quipped back.

Hickenlooper is one of more than two dozen Democrats seeking the party's nomination to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE in 2020. 

His bid for the presidency has not gained much traction in the crowded field.

He is, however, seen as a stronger candidate for a Senate seat. Hickenlooper said he does not plan to drop out of the primary to seek a spot in the Senate.