Ritter won’t seek re-election

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Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter announced today that he won’t run for re-election this fall.

In a press conference at the capitol, Ritter said he intends to spend more time with his family.

Considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, the first-term Democrat was elected during 2006 in a pivotal swing-voting state.

Pundits say that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff, a former state legislator, are among the potential Democratic candidates.

Two Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination: Former congressman Scott McInnis and businessman Dan Maes.

3 Responses to Ritter won’t seek re-election

  1. I can see the headline now: Hazlehurst Throws Hat in Ring, News at 11!

    Dick Burns
    January 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

  2. C-YA!!!!!!! :)

    Mike Ferguson
    January 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm

  3. Hey, maybe Rick Weener will run for guv! He’s such a freakin’ know-it-all…

    Dick Burns
    January 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm