Sep 18, 2013 12:55 AM by Kirsten Boyd
Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican, says he will run for governor.
Gessler made the announcement Tuesday evening. The date for Gessler's announcement was chosen some time ago. It comes as rescue and recovery operations are still underway in Colorado's unprecedented flooding disaster.
Gessler ultimately decided not to scrap his planned announcement.
In May, Gessler formed a campaign for governor, hoping to challenge incumbent Democrat John Hickenlooper, but said he was not yet prepared to abandon the possibility of campaigning for another term as Secretary of State.