Senate Campaign

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The chairman of the Coors brewing dynasty, Peter Coors, will reportedly be a Republican candidate for the U-S Senate this fall.

Governor Owens said he spoke with Coors this morning and that
Coors indicated he would run.

Owens says he thinks Coors would make an outstanding senator.

Coors is chairman of Coors Brewing Company and Adolph Coors Company. He did not immediately return a message left at his
offices in Golden.

His candidacy would throw a twist into an already wild race. Former Representative Bob Schaffer has been the only high-profile GOP candidate in the race to replace retiring Republican Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.

Owens said he had told Schaffer he would offer his support. Owens now says he'll talk to Schaffer to see if he's going to stay in the race.