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YESTERYEAR: Hart announces second run for president, legislator’s CORA request ignites kerfuffle

Author: Rachael Wright - April 6, 2017 - Updated: April 4, 2017

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Thirty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … Colorado U.S. Sen. Gary Hart officially announced his second run for U.S. president on his home turf at Red Rocks Amphitheater, saying, among other remarks, “I guarantee you that I’ll make some mistakes.” At a press conference the next Tuesday, in Denver City Council chambers, he said that he had referred to campaign tactical issues, not mistakes on issues. He told reporters that he would be better prepared for victory — or defeat in 1988.

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Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright is a self-published Colorado-based author of two novels and a contributing writer to The Colorado Statesman.