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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Republican Senator Wayne Allard to retire

Colorado's Wayne Allard has decided to honor his term limit pledge and call it quits:
"Today, I'm announcing that I will honor my term limit pledge to the people of Colorado, and not seek reelection to the United States Senate in 2008...I believe a promise made, should be a promise kept," he said.

Allard's announcement today at the state Capitol touches off a political scramble -- particularly on the Republican side where several people are said to be contemplating a run or are being encouraged to seek the seat.
Democratic Representative Mark Udall of Colorado's 2nd District appears to be the favorite for the nomination. There is no clear favorite on the Republican side and it's not unlikely that there could be a nasty primary battle. Democrats have an excellent opportunity to capture this seat. This announcement makes the DNC's selection of Denver for its 2008 convention look even better than it already did.

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