Nov 3, 2020
John Hickenlooper Colorado Senate Victory Speech Transcript 2020
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper gave a victory speech after winning his 2020 Senate election in Colorado. Read the full transcript of his speech here.
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John Hickenlooper: (00:00)
Good evening. Tonight, your message is loud and clear, it’s time to put the poisonous politics of this era behind us and come together to move forward. More Coloradans have voted in this election than any election in our state history. As it looks now, Colorado is going to have the highest voter turnout of any state in any election in our nation’s history. Clearly, people are saying [inaudible 00:00:30]. It’s time to start solving problems and helping people, and that’s exactly what I intend to do. I want you to know that I am honored by the trust you have placed in me, and I’m deeply committed to the job ahead. We’ve got to get Washington working for everyone. Regardless of which party ends up controlling the Senate, I want you to know that I will work with anyone, and everyone, to help Coloradans.
John Hickenlooper: (01:01)
We’ve had enough of leaders in Washington thinking it was their job to only represent blue America, or red America, red Colorado, or blue Colorado. I’ve always believed it’s my job to represent all Colorado. That’s what it’s going to take to beat this pandemic, to make sure people have decent jobs, and main street businesses can grow again, to get quality, affordable healthcare for everyone, to work toward racial and social justice and address the pervasive [inaudible 00:01:35], address the nightmare of these endless wildfires by tackling climate change. There’s a lot to do, and Lord knows the system in Washington is a broken mess. But I’m an optimist, I know this country is ready to begin a new chapter. So tonight, I pledge to you I will work my heart out for this state that I love, and I will do everything I can to bring common sense, and decency, to our work.
John Hickenlooper: (02:07)
I want to thank Senator Gardner for his service and wish him and his family the very best. I want to say to everyone that voted for him I’ll be your Senator, as well. Thank you to my wife, Robin, and my son, Teddy, for standing with me and being an essential part of everything I am and everything I do. I can’t thank you both enough. Thank you to my amazing staff who had to adapt to this crisis and campaign in a way that none of us could [inaudible 00:02:40], your time, your resilience, and your talent. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, who [inaudible 00:02:49], talked to a friend, chipped in a few bucks, made phone calls, sent texts, or cast a vote. Thank you to the people of Colorado for your confidence and trust. I can’t wait to be your Senator. Together I know we can change Washington. Thank you so much. Let’s get to work.