Sources close to former Colorado Treasurer Cary Kennedy tell us that she will launch her campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next Monday–an expected development now that Ed Perlmutter has set his own gubernatorial announcement for Sunday afternoon.
Kennedy’s intention to run for the state’s highest office is well-known. In January of 2016, Kennedy resigned from her position as deputy mayor of Denver, and since then she’s been on the expected short list of candidates to run for governor in 2018. Kennedy has already won a statewide office in Colorado, winning the 2006 Treasurer’s race against Republican Mark Hillman.
Although Kennedy has been off the campaign trail for a few years, her reputation as an excellent fundraiser and disciplined campaigner certainly could make her a factor in this race. Initially, Kennedy’s objective will be to outshine former Sen. Michael Johnston, and position herself as the most qualified alternative to the expected frontrunner Perlmutter.
And with that, it’s a three-man–sorry, three-person–race for Democrats.
No question the Democratic Party choices will far outshine any others.
I can do without professional politician Cary Kennedy in the race. Perlmutter is a common sense pragmatist. Kennedy is pretty far left.
So a man who has been in public office since 95' is a "common sense pragmatist," but a woman who served one term as state treasurer is a, "professional politician?" Nice to see the sexism rising before the two even announce.
There's a man in the White House right now who made it his brag that he had no political experience. So we see. He can't find his ass with both hands and a GPS. and he's about to get us into a war. Thanks, but I'll take an actual politician anytime.
Sexism has nothing to do with it at all. Nice try there gumshoe. And there is no relationship whatsoever to the current occupant of the White House.
Perlmutter also had years in the legislature before running for Congress. He is far more of a professional politician than Cary. Why do you think that is a bad thing, CHB? I think Ed would be a fine governor. I think Cary would be a brilliant one.
Ed would be a fine governor, I agree. Cary's ego would be………
Obviously, you don't know her. She is one of the most delightful and down to earth people I know.
Not likely that any of it matters…very unlikely she beats Ed for the nom…
She may also be running for Lt. Governor.
I'd like that ticket!
Electability is an issue too. She's run one statewide race successfully and lost reelection to a doofus.
Yes, remind me again of how well Democrats did in 2010… or since then, for that matter?
Hick and Bennet won.
As did a certain congressman.
From Jefferson County? So true.
Another reminder for gumshoe: in 2016, Dems added three seats to their majority in the State House and took control of the State Board of Education for the first time in almost 50 years.
Cary has a fine mind and an exciting vision. I wish her the best.
Not enough vowels in her last name.
Yeah, who'd vote for someone named "kennedy?"