DENVER, CO, May 15 – Today, the Phil Weiser campaign for Attorney General announced another prominent endorsement, from Colorado’s 41st governor Bill Ritter.

Said Ritter, “Phil Weiser is an important leader in Colorado and will be a great Attorney General.  I have worked with Phil since 2005 and can attest to his legal mind, his leadership abilities, and his commitment to building a 21st century economy here in Colorado.”

The governor continued, “Climate change represents a pressing threat to our land, air, and water and we need our next Attorney General to be a force for progress.  Phil will be that Attorney General, leading on clean energy technologies, promoting broadband, and fighting for opportunities for all Coloradans.”

Weiser responded to the support, “I joined Bill Ritter’s 2006 Gubernatorial Campaign and worked with his administration as the Co-Chair of Colorado’s Innovation Council, promoting access to broadband, building startup communities, and supporting  a clean energy agenda. I am honored to have his support as I continue to work on these issues and campaign to be Colorado’s next Attorney General.”

Governor Ritter, who also served as the District Attorney for Denver, is the seventh statewide elected official and the second former governor of Colorado to endorse Weiser’s campaign. Last month, Governor Roy Romer also backed Weiser’s bid for Attorney General.  

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To date,  the following individuals who held statewide elected office in Colorado have endorsed Phil: