Secretary of State says he’s running for governor
After months of waiting, Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Tuesday that he is, indeed, running for governor.
The controversial Republican had formed an exploratory committee for the top state seat back in April, dumping into it all of the nearly $29,000 he had in his campaign account for re-elect as secretary of state.
Gessler’s official entry into the race brings to five the number of Republicans hoping to win their party’s nomination to run against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Others in the race include state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, and former congressman Tom Tancredo, who ran for governor against Hickenlooper in 2010 but as a member of the American Constitution Party.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Gessler will talk about his pending campaign at the Grand Junction Elks Lodge, 249 S. Fourth St.