Olivéa tonight and was having such a nice time that I ignored a call on my cell. That call turned out to be a reporter asking me my opinion on Gov. Ritter's withdrawal from his reelection race.
So, no, I don't really have much info on this, but glancing around the web, it appears that no one else does yet, either. I suppose everyone is waiting for Ritter's official statement tomorrow.
Suffice it to say that his reelection prospects weren't great. Not dismal, but it was looking tough for him. McInnis has been ahead in the polls, it's a tough year for Dems all around, and Ritter has alienated some key supporters. Generally, I'd say that a party will have a harder time holding a seat if their incumbent retires. But in this case I'm not sure. The mood across the country has been pretty strongly anti-incumbent of late. An untainted Dem might have a better shot.
Now, who will that untainted Dem be? ColoradoPols seems to be leaning Hickenlooper, although it seems like Romanoff jumping over to this race and leaving Bennet unmolested for the Senate nomination might be a win-win.