MONDAY UPDATE: Kurtis Lee of the Denver Post confirms that Rep. Karen Middleton will NOT run for the CD-6 Democratic nomination against Andrew Romanoff.
UPDATE: Supporters close to state Rep. Karen Middleton, now president of the Democratic leadership training organization Emerge America, are asking us to not declare her prospective CD-6 candidacy over until she makes a statement herself. Note that this doesn't correct anything we were told today on good authority, but it might…well, be subject to change?
You know how primaries are, folks. We'll update as soon as we hear anything definitive.
The word from state Sen. Linda Newell, Tweeted moments ago by the Colorado Stateman's Ernest Luning–she will not challenge announced CD-6 candidate Andrew Romanoff for the Democratic nomination to run against incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman in 2014.
Likewise, we've received word today that former state Rep. Karen Middleton will shortly announce she is also not making a run for CD-6 in 2014. Barring a change of heart from Sen. Morgan Carroll, who has previously indicated this is not her first choice for an expected run for some higher office next year, these developments would appear to clear the Democratic field for former Colorado House Speaker Romanoff to take on Coffman in one of 2014's hottest congressional matchups nationwide.