Melanson to Run Udall Senate Campaign

Last week Rep. Mark Udall announced that he had formed a committee to run for the U.S. Senate in 2008, which had long been his stated intentions. Colorado Confidential has now confirmed that Udall will hire Mike Melanson as his campaign manager for a statewide run.

Melanson is a former executive director of the Colorado Democratic Party whose last high-profile campaign was managing Don Mares failed bid for Denver mayor in 2003. An official announcement on Melanson’s hiring is expected this week.