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Colorado GOP senator will seek another term

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DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Wayne Allard officially announced his re-election bid Sunday, setting the stage for a possible rematch with the Democrat he defeated in 1996.

Allard, a first-term senator, narrowly defeated former U.S. Attorney Tom Strickland, who in August announced plans to run again. Neither candidate is expected to have opposition in the primary.

Allard, 58, a veterinarian, tapped Dick Wadhams as his campaign manager. Wadhams, who resigned as Gov. Bill Owens' press secretary, was widely credited in 1996 with painting Strickland as a slick lawyer who made millions representing well-heeled powerbrokers.

Strickland said in August he wouldn't allow Allard's campaign to define him again. He has also pitched himself as the more environmentally conscious candidate.