The Governor Line has been updated, albeit with the least movement we've seen in quite awhile. Things have started to quiet down somewhat in terms of movement, though there are a few things to report...
We're moving up millionaire Rutt Bridges because it looks pretty clear that he's going to be running if Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper decides against it. That's not big news, obviously, but it looks more and more as if Rutt is already running. He's been giving speeches around the state, first to the Fremont County Democrats and on Saturday to the Jefferson County Democrats, and apparently he's had paid staff members with him who have been videotaping the speeches. Clearly, they're working with Rutt on improving his speaking and his message.
Former Senator Ben "Nighthorse" Campbell moves up a little because he got a glowing story in one of the Aspen newspapers two weekends ago. Here's why that matters: if the Aspen money people are still waiting on Nighthorse because they like him, he has a lot of leverage in this race. We don't forsee a scenario by where he's still on the ballot in November 2006, but he'll no doubt try to muck things up in his favor if he can.
Congressional members Marilyn Musgrave, Joel Hefley, and Tom Tancredo keep falling down the line. Musgrave was recently named one of the GOP's most endangered congressional candidates, so she'll have a hard enough time just keeping the seat she has. As any reader of Colorado Pols knows by now, Hefley is likely to retire. As for Tancredo, "President, here I come!"
Looking for the poll? We moved it HERE.