Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin “what now,” is out and about as often as possible to bring you news overheard in elevators, rest rooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.
QUID HAS HEARD that newly minted Congressman Jason Crow is everywhere these days. His wife, Deserai Crow, not so much. The two practically ran the campaign against Mike Coffman as conjoined twins. Since his victory, the popular and affable Deserai has not only been to nearly any and every local event, cheering on his speeches, she’s been seen mouthing the words, clearly that much of a fan. Her absence this week illustrates she could easily suffer from Michele Obama syndrome, loved by fans who only like her husband. Or she could fall into the Hillary trap, taking over her husband’s 6th CD seat when Crow wins a place in the Senate.
AND QUID HAS HEARD that you know former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is serious about running for president by the things he says. Currently, Hick is joining the hundreds of fellow Democratic presidential wannabes in Iowa, all of them hoping to run in 2020 against president Donald Trump, or Mike Pence, or, No. 17, Kirstjen Nielsen, if it comes to that. Word is that Hickenlooper is talking up what he says is Iowa’s fine, fine craft beer. Should he win the seat from whomever in the White House survives the upcoming Mueller IED, rumored to go off next week, it’s clear to your faithful hack that we can expect plenty of diplomacy and nonsense from Prez. Hick. Clearly, if the beer were better in Iowa or anywhere in the region, they wouldn’t all be moving here.