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Perlmutter Changes Mind, Decides to Run for Re-Election
Colorado Democratic congressman says he has had time to ‘regroup and recharge’

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., has decided to run for re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Ed Perlmutter reversed course Monday, announcing his decision to run for re-election, shaking up the Democratic primary for his House seat and prompting two candidates to end their campaigns.

The Colorado Democrat had previously said he would not run for re-election after ending his gubernatorial campaign. But Perlmutter changed his mind, saying in a statement that he had decided to run for a 7th term.

Reports: Perlmutter Reconsidering Re-election Bid
Comes after he announced his retirement and dropped out of governor’s race

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., had said he had lost the “fire in the belly” to run again, but is now reportedly reconsidering his decision. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Colorado Democratic Rep. Earl Perlmutter is reportedly considering running for re-election after announcing he would not seek a seventh term in the House.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, multiple constituents and colleagues have spoken to the six-term Democrat to reconsider running for re-election. 

Perlmutter Won’t Run for Governor or Re-Election
Campaign says Colorado congressman will make announcement today

A source said that Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., has grown tired of campaigning. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter will announce he’s ending his run for the Democratic nomination for governor and not seek re-election, sources close to the congressman told news outlets.

Perlmutter will hold a news conference on Tuesday, but his campaign told reporters only that the it would be “regarding the gubernatorial race,” the Denver Post reported.

Who Will Run for Ed Perlmutter’s Colorado Seat?
7th District Democrat running for governor in 2018

Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter, seen here at the Democratic National Convention last summer, will leave behind a solid Democratic seat in 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 4/9/17

Colorado Democrat Ed Perlmutter announced on Sunday he's running for governor in 2018.