January 9 2006, 1:21 PM
Colorado Politics reports today that the pro-choice group NARAL is attempting to persuade Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper to run for Governor. Here's a copy of the e-mail the group sent out. A snippet:
Mayor John Hickenlooper recently stated that he has not found a compelling reason to run for Governor, so please let him know that his support for women's reproductive rights and health care is a compelling reason.There are many issues to consider in choosing a Governor. I would urge people not to make a decision based only on one. Reproductive freedom is very important. But, if we continue to elect a Democrat-dominated legislature, even if the Supreme Court limits or overturns Roe v. Wade in the future, the likelihood of a state law creating further restrictions is remote. Right now, Bill Ritter is the Democrats' leading candidate. If it becomes clear in the next month or so that Hick has a better chance than Ritter of winning in November, then it makes sense to encourage Hickenlooper. I'm not convinced of that yet. Of course, if Ritter drops out, that's a whole different ball game, and yes, Hickenlooper would be the Democrat's best shot.