Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Penry will announce gubernatorial decision Saturday

Colorado Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry will announce his gubernatorial plans this Saturday in Grand Junction, according to the Grand Junction Sentinel.

Though Penry (R-Grand Junction) has stayed mum up until now about speculation that he would seek to topple incumbent Gov. Bill Ritter (D), several Republicans have said over the past few weeks that Penry will enter the gubernatorial race and has been looking to hire staff.

If Penry enters the gubernatorial race, it will set up a potentially contentious GOP primary between him and his former boss, ex-U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis (R-Grand Junction). Evergreen businessman Dan Maes has also filed to run for governor as a Republican.

Penry will announce his plans at 9 a.m. Saturday in front of the old Mesa County Courthouse, according to the Sentinel.

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