03/23/2011 10:09 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Debbie Stafford Readies Bid For Aurora Mayor

A Republican-turned-Democrat is preparing to announce her candidacy against a Democrat-turned-Republican for mayor of Aurora, The Colorado Statesman has learned.

Former state Rep. Debbie Stafford -- who finished her legislative career as a Democrat after being elected four times as a Republican from House District 40 -- is planning a run against former City Councilman and former state Rep. Steve Hogan, one of two announced candidates in the nonpartisan November election for the open seat.

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