Confirming predictions that Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden) would again reverse course about his 2018 political future and run for re-election, the Congressman officially announced yesterday that he is officially back in the race. Four Democrats had been running to succeed him when the seat appeared to be open, and at least one has already dropped out. State Sen. Dominick Moreno (D-Adams County) said immediately after the Perlmutter announcement that he would withdraw from the congressional race. State Sen. Andy Kerr (D-Jefferson County) and state Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-Jefferson County) both said they wanted more time to consider their options, but it is believed both will also withdraw. Former US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Dan Baer was less committal about deferring to Perlmutter.
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