Rep. Ed Perlmutter to make 'announcement' Sunday in Golden; is he running for governor?

DENVER – With a brand new “Perlmutter for Colorado” banner atop the news release, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, the Democrat who represents Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, said he would be making “an announcement” in Golden Sunday afternoon.

The release was accompanied by a long history of Perlmutter’s life and political wins in Colorado, leading many to believe that the congressman will be announcing his candidacy for governor in 2018.

Perlmutter’s name has long been floated as a possible Democratic candidate in the race, which at least two other Democrats have already thrown their hat into.

Noel Ginsburg, a businessman, and former state lawmaker Mike Johnston have already announced their candidacies on the Democratic side.

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler announced his candidacy on the Republican side Tuesday afternoon. He will face off against former state lawmaker Victor Mitchell and Loveland’s JoAnne Silva, a former banker from San Francisco who has lived in Loveland since 2003.

More people are expected to file to run in coming months.

Perlmutter has lived in Jefferson County his entire life and is a graduate of Jefferson High School and the University of Colorado.

He worked as a private business lawyer for years before being elected to the state senate in 1994, where he served two terms.

Voters elected Perlmutter to represent the 7th Congressional District in 2006, a seat he has held ever since. He also served as a superdelegate during last year's election.

Sunday’s announcement will be made at 1 p.m. at the Golden Natural Grocers, located at 2401 Ford Street.

Colorado’s 7th Congressional District covers Denver’s western and northern suburbs, including parts of Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Thornton, Commerce City and the area surrounding the northern and western sides of the Denver International Airport.

No word yet on if he'll do cartwheels on stage, as he did in victory in 2010. (Photo via Getty Images.)

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