DENVER, April 5 (UPI) -- Colorado businessman Dave Liniger announced Monday he won't be a Republican candidate for the seat of retiring Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
Liniger, the wealthy founder of Re/Max real estate, said he wanted to spend more time in Colorado with his family at this time, The Denver Post reported.
"I have traveled 150-200 days a year for the last 30 years building Re/Max. Both Gail and I want to spend more time in Colorado rather than in Washington, D.C.," Liniger said.
Liniger's departure leaves Bob Schaffer as the only high-profile Republican seeking to replace Campbell. He met with members of Congress and GOP leaders last week.
Gov. Bill Owens announced earlier that he would not be a candidate for the Republican nomination. Dan O'Bryant, a Colorado Springs lawyer, is the only other GOP candidate.
Attorney General Ken Salazar and Colorado Springs educator Mike Miles are seeking the Democratic nomination.