Hickenlooper Says Support of Oil & Gas Disqualifies Him From VP Post

· Dec. 8, 2015, 12:13 am

In his monthly interview with Colorado Matters, Gov. John Hickenlooper says that he's "not a very attractive candidate" for vice president. 

Hickenlooper says he's "not exactly a teenager anymore," adding that he expects a younger person to be selected. He also believes his support of the oil and gas industry keeps him out of the running.

"[A vice president candidate is] someone who has supported fracking or defended people's property rights in terms of leasing and oil and gas extraction. There are enough things I've done where we really were too moderate and probably removes me from consideration. Which is just as well."

Hickenlooper said he's happy in his current role as governor. You can hear more on Tuesday's Colorado Matters broadcast and read more from the interview here. 

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