Udall drops short bid for Campbell's Senate seat
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Rep. Mark Udall (D) will win this year's award for shortest political campaign.

After announcing his bid for the Senate seat being vacated by Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R), he dropped out on Wednesday to endorse Colorado attorney general Mark Salazar. Also dropping out was entrepreneur Rutt Bridges.

If elected, Salazar would be the first Hispanic U.S. Senator in 27 years, according to The Denver Post. In early 2001, Salazar supported Gale Norton's controversial nomination as Interior Secretary.

Get the Story:
Salazar gets Dems' blessing (The Denver Post 3/11)

Relevant Documents:
Campbell Statement | Sen. Daniel Inouye Statement | White House Statement | Sen. Wayne Allard | Reaction to Campbell's Decision

Relevant Links:
Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell -

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