Back in January, Democratic Rep. Sue Schafer made a surprising announcement that she would not be running for re-election for a final term in HD-24. Two Democrats quickly jumped into the race to succeed Schaffer in a district that has historically been decided in a Democratic primary, and heading into Tuesday's caucuses, both candidates are touting strong endorsements.
Jessie Danielson announced today that she has been endorsed by Rep. Brittany Pettersen, a Democrat from Lakewood whose star has been rising in the state legislature. Pettersen is among a host of current and former legislators who are backing Danielson, including former state Sens. Joan Fitz-Gerald and Betty Boyd.
At the same time, Edgewater City Council member Kristian Teegardin has been picking up his own support, most notably from Schafer herself (though her less-than-sterling record as a Democrat in a Democratic district makes the effect of her support difficult to handicap).
We have yet to see fundraising reports from either candidate, since both won't be required to report their totals until April, but if both are able to raise decent money, this looks like it's heading for a competitive June Primary.