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January 16, 2006 09:00 AM UTC

Decision "Soon" From Hefley

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  • by: Colorado Pols

The Denver Post looks at the potential race in CD-5 and quotes a spokesperson from Rep. Joel Hefley’s office as saying that a decision on whether or not he will retire will come soon:

Crowded, expensive and dramatic. That’s how a potential Republican primary in the 5th Congressional District is being characterized if 20-year veteran U.S. Rep. Joel Hefley doesn’t run for re-election.

The district, where Republicans outnumber Democrats more than 2-to-1, is considered one of the safest GOP seats in the country. Add to that the power of incumbency, and whoever wins the seat could probably be there as long as he or she wants, said Bob Loevy, a Colorado College political-science professor.

“Anyone with any kind of political ambition aimed at Washington will want to get in,” he said. “The prize is unbelievably large.”

Although state caucuses are only two months away, the 10-term congressman has declined so far to say whether he’s in or out. This led to a recent phone call from the White House encouraging him not to retire this year, his spokeswoman Kim Sears said.

“He doesn’t have a timeline for when he’s going to make a decision, but it will be soon,” Sears said…

…The prospect of an open seat has led to a flurry of potential candidates. “There are so many Republicans who would probably run for the seat, including some who are currently in the state legislature,” GOP consultant Katy Atkinson said. “It would definitely make for some great theater.”

Already, Republican John Wesley Anderson, a homeland-security defense expert and former El Paso County sheriff, has jumped into the race, contending he will remain even if Hefley decides to run for re-election.

Jeff Crank, a vice president at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and a former Hefley aide, has been seriously mulling a run for the seat but only if his former boss retires. “It’s dependent upon what Joel does,” Crank said. “If he wanted me to run his re-election campaign, I would gladly do it.”

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2 thoughts on “Decision “Soon” From Hefley

  1. Ooohhh, I am on pins and needles just waiting for Hefley to grace us with his decision.  Give me a break!  Hefley just wants the elite few to “beg” him to stay and raise money for him.  Hefley is the poster child for term limits.

  2. Hefley should retire.  He owes the National GOP nothing after they removed him from power for censuring indicited former House Leader DeLay.  Maybe the GOP should have listened to Hefley a couple years ago, and they wouldn’t be drowning in Abramoff dollars.

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