January 6th, 2010
10:44 AM ET
5 years ago

Colorado governor won't run for re-election

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has decided not to run for re-election this November, a Democratic Party source tells CNN.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has decided not to run for re-election this November, a Democratic Party source tells CNN.

Washington (CNN) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has decided not to run for re-election this November, a Democratic Party source tells CNN.

Ritter, a Democrat who comfortably won a first term in 2006, was facing a tough re-election battle against former Republican Rep. Scott McInnis.

Both the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg Political Report, two well respected non-partisan analysts, considered the race a toss up. There are 37 governorships are up for grabs in 2010, with Democrats defending 19 seats and the GOP 18 seats.

Colorado will become the 11th open seat the Democrats have to defend. The Republicans are also defending 11 open seats.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Joe

    Well, DAMEs are lining up to jump the sinking ship. America's voters will repudiate OBE's socialist agendas in the coming November election.

    January 5, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  2. chris l

    anotherone from the party of criminals runs away. many many more to follow. count on it

    January 5, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  3. Sue

    This is GREAT news for Colorado citizens!!!

    I know that the MAJORITY of Colorado citizens will be very happy.

    However, some of them will be sad as well-–as they were VERY MUCH looking forward to voting AGAINST Ritter and sending him to the unemployment lines.

    January 5, 2010 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  4. Ready for 2012

    Good. More room for Republicans.

    January 5, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  5. Bren

    And, a Republican is leading in the polls!!!

    This is a great way for Colorado citizens to begin the new year.

    January 5, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  6. shovelhead

    Too bad Ritter decided not to run again.

    January 6, 2010 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  7. Four and The Door

    Another Democrat taking the easy way out. C'mon! Man up and lose an election. Let us show you in quantitative terms how disgusted we are with the conduct of the Democratic Party when given the opportunity to govern! Our founding fathers are collectively turning over in their graves.

    January 6, 2010 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  8. algriffin521

    going where he get can get more bribes and kickbacks.

    January 6, 2010 01:01 am at 1:01 am |