DENVER — Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a Republican, announced Thursday that he’s seeking a second term.
Not surprisingly, the entire GOP establishment is lining up behind Stapleton, whose press release touted the support of Attorney General John Suthers, Broncos vice president John Elway, Rockies owner Dick Monfort, his 2010 primary rival J.J. Ament, attorney Norm Brownstein and businessman Larry Mizel.
“Our accomplishments in the Treasurer’s office are not partisan or controversial but examples of common sense solutions for the taxpayers of Colorado,” Stapleton said in a statement.
“My office is not concerned with grabbing headlines but rather we’ve focused on keeping our head down, safely investing taxpayers money, correcting inefficient government policies and serving Colorado’s taxpayers. During my second term, I will continue following these policies.”
Two Democrats have already lined up to challenge Stapleton, with the smart money on former Congresswoman Betsy Markey to be the party’s general election candidate next year.
Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn is also seeking the Democratic nomination.
Last month, the Colorado GOP released a tongue-in-cheek video spoof of the “Real Men of Genius” beer ads highlighting Stapleton’s accomplishments.