The chairman of Coors Brewing, Peter Coors, is to enter the race to replace the retiring senator of Colorado. The announcement was made by Republican Govenor Bill Owens.

Coors will join the Republican race to replace Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell in Colorado. He will be up against former Rep. Bob Schaffer.
 
"I think Pete Coors would make an outstanding senator," said Owens, who has already said he would back Schaffer.
 
"I need to talk to Bob Schaffer to make sure he's going to stay in the race," he said. "I'll make a judgment between these two candidates shortly."

Coors, 57, is the great grandson of Coors Brewing founder and German immigrant Adolph Coors.