From Sen. Mark Udall’s announcement email to supporters today:
Colorado has been my home for over 40 years, and for almost all of those it’s been my job – one way or another – to protect the things I love about our great state: our stunning landscapes and open spaces, the customs and communities that enrich our lives, and the values of honesty, hard work, and respect that bind those communities together.
I’m incredibly privileged to serve as your United States Senator. With your help, I’ve been a voice for job growth and fiscal responsibility in Washington, ended the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, and championed the new energy economy.
In short, though it may seem hard to believe, we have spread some Colorado common sense in Washington. And even though the partisan bickering back there can be downright frustrating, I’m determined to keep fighting for solutions to keep our country moving forward.
It is from my bedrock love for Colorado and its people that I am running for reelection, so that I can continue to use my seat in the U.S. Senate to safeguard these things that I know we all care about.
Sen. Udall begins his 2014 re-election campaign as the heavy favorite. Potential GOP challengers include former Rep. Bob Beauprez and current Rep. Mike Coffman, in addition to less-likely mentions like Rep. Cory Gardner and Attorney General John Suthers.