03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Josh Penry Says He Won't Be Lieutenant Governor Candidate

State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, said he isn't interested in joining the ticket of his onetime rival, Scott McInnis, as the candidate for lieutenant governor.

'If I were hell-bent on being on the ticket, I'd still be in the race' Penry said last week when asked about reports that he might be interested in the lieutenant governor slot.

Penry, however, didn't tip his hand on a question that has five Republicans watching closely his decision whether to run for a second term in the state Senate.

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