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Penry intends to leave Colorado governor’s race

Karen Crummy
The Denver Post

State Sen. Josh Penry intends to drop out of the race for governor.

Penry, 33, of Grand Junction, is facing former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis and Evergreen businessman Dan Maes for the Republican nomination. But Penry has been meeting with people today to let them know he would leave the race.

The news was first reported by The Washington Post’s political blog, The Fix.

Two sources who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak on Penry’s behalf confirmed for The Denver Post that Penry intends to leave the race.

One source said an announcement was imminent and that Penry met with McInnis Monday morning to inform him of the decision. Penry explained he was leaving the race for “personal reasons,” the source said.

Penry has not returned phone calls seeking comment.

Penry collected about $400,000 in his first quarter of fundraising, coming in second to McInnis’ $545,000 for the quarter.

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