Democratic National Convention (2008)

Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation

John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket.

Hickenlooper insists he hasn't been approached by Clinton's camp, and he uses self-deprecating humor to deflect queries about his ambitions. But his name has come up before.

"Everyone says I'm on the short list," he said recently. "I think it's probably a long list; I'm probably closer to the bottom."

Hickenlooper is one of few Democratic governors who survived off-year Democratic routs over the past...