It is no secret that Chris Romer, son of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, has been planning a run for the open State Treasurer seat in 2006 (Mike Coffman, Republican gubernatorial candidate, is term-limited). But those plans might have hit a snag.
Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher is seriously considering his own run for State Treasurer. Gallagher was outspent 3-1 in his Auditor race but still won, and he would be a tough opponent in a Democratic Primary. And despite financial backing from Rutt Bridges to repeal his Gallagher Amendment (property tax relief for senior citizens), the big man drew nice-sized crowds as he stumped around the state to successfully, and overwhelmingly, save it from defeat.
Chris Romer is a state party favorite, but he backed down from taking on Coffman in 2002 and may not be up for a fight. Look for State Party Chair Chris Gates to fill a bag with goodies to entice Gallagher to back off instead.