Dan Haley reports in today’s Denver Post that U.S. Rep. Mark Udall may be getting closer to making a decision about jumping into the 2006 race for Governor.

The Boulder congressman, who has been coy about his intentions, met privately last week with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, possibly to seek his support. Udall also apparently met with U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar. Hickenlooper, whose name has been bounced around as a possible candidate, and Salazar are the new deans of the Democratic Party. Winning their support could certainly help elbow out any other Democratic contenders.

Colorado Pols has updated its Governor’s line.