“We’re talking about it,” he said. “Both political parties right now seem like they’re locked in the past. We need innovators. We’re toying with [a run for Senate] and talking about how we can be innovators, wrestling with ideas of the future.”
The 31-year-old state senator said he plans to make a decision in the next couple of weeks, but admitted that “there’s no way I ever thought we’d be wrestling with this now."
Colorado Republicans have hoped to launch a challenge against Udall, charging that the closeness of the 2012 presidential and 2010 Senate races — a Democrat won both, but by single digits — means the state remains competitive for Republicans.
But their top-tier recruit, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), opted out of the race, and a handful of other possible contenders decided against a run as well.
Report: State senator considering run against Udall
According to Fox31 Denver, state Sen. Owen Hill is looking into the race.