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

Ed Perlmutter Announces He Won't Run For Governor

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter this morning said he would not run for governor, clearing another potential candidate from the Democratic field as the party awaits a decision on whether Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will run.

"It was flattering that a lot of folks thought of me to run for governor," said Perlmutter, D-Golden. "The bottom line is I love what I'm doing now.

"My job right now is to represent the Seventh (Congressional District) and do my darnedest to get re-elected," he said.

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