Salazar won't run for governor in Colorado

Interior secretary won't be leaving his post, endorses Denver mayor

By Alex Koppelman
Published January 7, 2010 6:54PM (EST)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will reportedly be putting an end to some speculation that's arisen in the wake of Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter's decision not to seek reelection.

Salazar, who represented the state in the Senate until being appointed by President Obama, won't be running for the job either, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizzza reports. Instead, he'll endorse Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, who's now the likely Democratic nominee.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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