CO-Sen: Allard Retiring
Sen. Wayne Allard said today he will honor his term-limits pledge and leave at the end of 2008, creating a replacement fight that should turn Colorado into one of the country’s biggest electoral battlegrounds.
"I just didn't think I could back away from the (term limits) commitment. It is a matter of integrity and keeping your commitments. I have never wavered on that," Allard told the Rocky Mountain News.
Allard was already a top Democratic target since Colorado has been trending blue lately, and Allard has always been a weak incumbent. Plus if he ran, he'd be reneging on a term limits pledge. Well, anyway, good news for Senate Democrats.