No Real Big Surprise, Here.
Republican (and once Congressional Candidate) Matt Smith confirmed he is “considering a possible State Senate” run in today’s GJ Sentinel.
“I’m not ruling anything out,” Smith said Wednesday. “I am being encouraged to look at the Senate seat” that will be open with the end of Republican Sen. Ron Teck’s term next year.
Smith is considering the potential run after being passed over for an appointment to the Interior Department – a nomination, by the way, that had the support of John Salazar.
Salazar said he was disappointed that Smith didn’t get the nod. “Matt and I made a good team fighting Referendum A together,” Salazar said. “His expertise would have been welcome as we continue to fight to defend rural water.”
With Matt Smith a definite (?) no-go on another run for CD-3, the field still holds only Greg Walcher and Scott Tipton.