Sen. Salazar Says He Won't Run For Governor In 2006

Despite being urged by some Democratic party bosses, United States Senator Ken Salazar, (D)-Colorado, says he will not run for governor next year. Salazar told the Rocky Mountain News that friends have called him after entrepreneur Rutt Bridges dropped his name from consideration earlier this month.

He said it would be impossible to serve as senator, run for a statewide office and be a good father to his two daughters. Salazar says being an absent father would be unacceptable.

Monday, retired Western Slope U.S. Representative Scott McInnis said he still hasn't decided whether to enter the race on the Republican ticket. Retired U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse–Campbell says he has also thought of running, but hasn't made a decision.
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