McInnis Is Out of the Senate Race

The rumors are true. Republican Scott McInnis has decided to pass on the U.S. Senate race. Perhaps he decided that there is more political power in being a kingmaker than a king.

McInnis’ announcement from the Rocky Mountain News after the jump:

“My decision is based on doing what is right for Colorado, and ultimately what is right for my family,” McInnis said in a release. “I appreciate the warm reception and encouragement that I received from many Coloradans,” he said.

“I thank them for the privilege of service they afforded and bestowed upon me for many years. I will look forward to continuing to work with the next generation of leaders to uphold the ideals and values that make Colorado great.”

Several names have been mentioned as possible Republican senate candidates including former Rep. Bob Schaffer, retired Air Force Gen. Bentley Rayburn and Attorney General John Suthers.

Rep. Mark Udall is the likely candidate on the Democratic side.

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