- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he was just having a little fun when he showed up to a book signing sporting a pair of socks featuring caricatures of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Hickenlooper, a Democrat, arrived Thursday at the downtown Denver brewpub he once owned wearing a sock on his right foot showing the Republican Trump and one featuring the Democrat Sanders on the left. Both socks featured wisps of fake hair, a nod to the candidates’ often ridiculed hairstyles.

The governor says he bought the socks at a store in Grand Junction and that socks portraying Hillary Clinton were sold out.

Hickenlooper was promoting his new autobiography, the release of which has fueled speculation that he is positioning himself to join Clinton’s presidential campaign ticket.

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