Fitz-Gerald To Run For Udall's Seat
Just across the wires--and entirely expected after Rep. Mark Udall solidified his own campaign intentions earlier this week:
State Senate president and Golden Democrat Joan Fitz-Gerald says she will run for the Second Congressional District seat being vacated by Mark Udall.
Fitz-Gerald was elected to the state Senate in 2000, and became the first woman in Colorado history to be elected as Senate president in 2005.
She says in a news release that she is excited to announce her candidacy for Congress, and bring Colorado's record of change to Washington.
Fitz-Gerald says that as the wife and daughter of military veterans, she supports the bipartisan efforts in Congress to bring the war to a close.
She says she also supports resolutions in the Colorado Senate that opposed troop escalation, and honored military veterans and fallen soldiers.