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Cory Gardner will make “a major campaign announcement about the 4th District race” at a news conference at 5 p.m. today, his campaign said in a news release just out.
Gardner campaign manager Chris Hansen is mum on the details. But given that the announcement is coming the day after Gardner scored impressive results in precinct caucuses, one likely scenario is that one of his three Republican challengers will drop out and endorse the Yuma state representative.
I’ve reached both Tom Lucero and Dean Madere, and both say they’re staying in the race. I haven’t been able to connect yet with anyone in the Diggs Brown campaign. Brown finished second in the preference poll in both Larimer and Weld counties. I’ve heard speculation in the past couple days that some Republicans have floated the idea that Brown run for the state House District 53 seat currently occupied by Democrat Randy Fischer.
UPDATE: A knowledgeable reader says Brown lives in House District 52, not 53. That would make a bit more sense than the version of the scuttlebutt passed on to me. District 53 is a historically safe Democratic seat, whereas District 52, currently represented by Democrat John Kefalas, had a Republican representative as recently as 2006.
UPDATE 2: My hunch was correct. Brown did withdraw and endorse Gardner.