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Gov. Hickenlooper’s PAC is hosting a fundraiser in Denver

He’s inviting people to pony up for his Giddy Up PAC.

Governor John Hickenlooper speaks at a lunch at the governor's mansion in Capitol Hill, Nov. 16, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Governor John Hickenlooper speaks at a lunch at the governor's mansion in Capitol Hill, Nov. 16, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Light up the Hick signal: Gov. John Hickenlooper’s political action committee, Giddy Up, is hosting its first fundraiser next month somewhere in Denver.

The PAC emailed invitations on Thursday for the Dec. 8 soiree. The address isn’t listed and is only available upon RSVP. The event will feature Hickenlooper and First Lady Robin Hickenlooper.

The invitation has three donation levels: $5,000 for host, $2,500 for co-host and $1,000 for “friend.” The PAC has already raised $322,625.19 in total individual contributions, according to the Federal Election Commission. It includes several $5,000 donations, which is the cap for individual donations. The invitation said they waited until after the midterms to hold their first fundraiser.

“Two months ago, we formed Giddy Up PAC to support results-oriented candidates, travel the country to share stories of Colorado successes, and advocate for a more collaborative approach to tackle our nation’s challenges,” the invitation, which is signed off by Hickenlooper, reads. “Most importantly, we’ve been listening hard to all sides of the political spectrum, with a goal of exploring ways to build more trust. As we’ve been saying, we can only collaborate at the speed of trust.”

Hickenlooper said in September after launching the PAC that it would allow him to back candidates promoting policies he’s supported, including expanding healthcare. The PAC allows him to pay for travel and to contribute funds to other candidates. He spent time before this month’s elections visiting Georgia to Stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and supporting Florida gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (they both lost).

Hickenlooper said in an interview with Denverite last week that he will need a final okay from his family before making a decision on whether he will run for president. He added that if he does end up running, he plans on having his campaign office in Denver.

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