Salazar is Out

Sec. Ken Salazar and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper

The Denver Post is reporting this hour that Ken Salazar will not run for Colorado governor in 2010 and that he is endorsing Denver Mayor, John Hickenlooper for the position.

“Colorado needs a strong, experienced leader with optimism and new ideas for carrying our state forward. That is why I am endorsing John Hickenlooper for Governor of Colorado,” Salazar said in a statement. “John Hickenlooper is a uniter. He transcends political and geographic divides to bring people together to develop solutions. If he decides to run, he will make an excellent Governor for the State of Colorado.”

There is now just about a 100% chance that Hickenlooper will seek the nomination. There has yet to be an official announcment from his office but sources are telling the blog, ColoradoPols that as of last night, he was waiting for a decision from Salazar before announcing. Given the fact that Salazar publicly endorsed Hick if he runs, it’s not a stretch to assume that he did so with knowledge of what the answer would be.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by gary mahaffey on January 10, 2010 at 5:08 am

    It make no difference, we do not need another no drill, no touch, no graze, Governor.. let us get a governor who will utilize our natural resources to help our economy ands make jobs and help to makes us self sufficient as a State.


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