Peter Blake of The Rocky Mountain News wrote on Saturday that Peggy Lamm is seriously considering running for congress in CD-7 against Bob Beauprez, which is something Colorado Pols readers have known for weeks.
We've also been told that former Jeffco District Attorney and wild west sheriff lookalike Dave Thomas is seriously considering another attempt at CD-7, and by some accounts is even starting to raise money. Thomas has run for congress three times in his political life, and been soundly beaten three times. In fact, 2004 was the first time he even made it past the Democratic primary. There's something to be said for never giving up, though in Thomas' case that may not apply.
As if that isn't enough, we hear that Joanna Conti, who was soundly trounced by Tom Tancredo in 2004, is telling folks that she wants to run again in CD-6. Conti raised nearly a million dollars, but was such an inept campaigner that she barely managed to get more votes than the guy who ran in 2002 and didn't even bother to campaign; Lance Wright was a guy who just let the Democrats put his name on the ballot and didn't even make an attempt at winning. If Conti wants to try again, it really doesn't matter, because CD-6 is a Republican seat and will be for awhile; even a good candidate would have a tough go of it.