• The University of Colorado regent, who is the only Republican official who holds statewide office, was expected to formally announce her bid Tuesday

    Heidi Ganahl gives a thumbs up after winning CU Regent at the Colorado Republican election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Greenwood Village, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
    Republican Heidi Ganahl on Friday formed a candidate committee to run for governor of Colorado in 2022, confirming months of speculation that she would launch a bid to lead the state.

    The University of Colorado regent, who is the only Republican official who holds statewide office, was expected to formally announce her bid next week.

    “It’s time to fight for our Colorado way of life we love,” Ganahl said in a written statement to The Colorado Sun. “Coloradans agree. Look at the latest polls. For the first time in more than a decade, Colorado voters think we’re on the wrong track. Stay tuned on Tuesday for more.”

    Ganahl was elected as an at-large member of the board of regents in 2016, beating Democrat Alice Madden by 1 percentage point. She outperformed former President Donald Trump in the state by 8 percentage points that year.

    Ganahl, should she be selected as the GOP nominee, will face Democratic Gov. Jared Polis in next year’s election.

    Polis easily won election to his first term in 2018 after pouring more than $23 million of his own fortune into his campaign. Republican strategists agree that any bid to unseat the incumbent will likely be a long shot.

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    Posted by Dana West @ 7:32 pm for Adams County Politics, Candidates, Colorado politics, Denver area politics, Education, Elections, NSRF Business |

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