Colorado Republican Party Chair Race Poised To Break Open

02/14/2011 04:59 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Ernest Luning The Colorado Statesman

The race for Colorado Republican Party chair was upended this week by two-term Chairman Dick Wadhams' unexpected withdrawal but the dust might not have settled yet. Three prominent Republicans are considering getting into the race next week, The Colorado Statesman has learned, including a former statewide candidate and two local chairmen from key swing counties.

Jefferson County GOP Chairman Don Ytterberg, his Larimer County counterpart Larry Carillo, and Cleve Tidwell, the international businessman who failed to make the ballot in last year's U.S. Senate Primary, all told The Statesman they have spent the last week pondering whether to run for the state Republican Party's top job at the March 26 central committee meeting.

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