Friday, March 23, 2007

Colorado update (3/23/07)

Yesterday former Congressman Scott McInnis, the presumptive frontrunner for the GOP nomination in the 2008 Colorado Senate race, announced that he would not, in fact, run for the seat. This opens the race up for former Congressman Bob Schaffer to get the nomination, but other candidates do still stand in his way (State Attorney General John Suthers is another possible candidate). This doesn't change the dynamics of the race that much, as Democratic Congressman Mark Udall is still the favored Democratic nominee and favored to pick up the seat. But if the GOP quickly unites behind a candidate such as Schaffer, widely regarded as one of the most conservative Congressmen while serving in the house, than this might be closer than anticipated.