Hickenlooper to bring campaign to Sigourney

SIGOURNEY- The presidential campaign season is fully underway in Iowa. That season will make its way through Sigourney on Thursday, as former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper makes his way to the Sigourney café. Hickenlooper will hold a listening session at the Sigourney Cafe on Highway 92 East in Sigourney at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25th. Hickenlooper, a dark horse Democrat candidate for President, has been polling between zero and one percent in national and Iowa polls.

According to a biography provided by the campaign, after being laid off with thousands of other geologists in the mid-1980s, Hickenlooper was out of work for nearly two years, before he and a friend decided to scrape together the money to open a brewery in an abandoned part of Denver. Working with a few other business owners, Hickenlooper helped create a new neighborhood that became a national model for urban revitalization.  

In 2003, ran for Mayor of Denver and won in an upset. He eliminated a $70 million budget deficit without major service cuts or layoffs--cutting his own salary by 25 percent. In 2005, with an approval rating of 92%, Time Magazine rated him one of the 5 best big city mayors in America. 

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