Adams County Republican enters governor’s race
Move over Tom Tancredo, Scott Gessler and three other Republican gubernatorial hopefuls. Another GOP candidate has jumped into the race.
Steve House, chairman of the Adams County Republican Party, is the latest GOP candidate to challenge for the Republican Party nomination and the right to run against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
House, whose name first surfaced as a possible contender earlier this year in the Colorado Statesman, a Denver political newspaper, has created a campaign account with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office effectively announcing his bid for the state’s top job.
He joins former congressman Tancredo, Secretary of State Gessler, Wray Sen. Greg Brophy, former Littleton Sen. Mike Kopp and Meeker resident Jim Rundberg.
At one time, there were three other Republicans who had entered the race, but they have since dropped out. Another Republican, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler, also has talked about entering the race but so far hasn’t.
House is to formally announce his bid on Monday, according to a blog posting by The Denver Post, the first to report the bid.
House is a healthcare consultant who lives in Brighton.
The winner of that GOP primary will go on to face Hickenlooper, Libertarian Party candidate Matthew Hess, and two unaffiliated candidates, John Gregory French of Aspen and Ahrend Jarred of Colorado Springs.