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7:01 AM, Feb 5, 2011   |    comments
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Vidal was interviewed for YOUR SHOW on Friday afternoon and he told 9NEWS Reporter Matt Flener he was now thinking about entering the race.

"I had not planned on running. and I've been pretty consistent saying I haven't planned to run, and I still have no change in plans, but this is certainly new information, but with as much support as I'm getting it's something I'll have to consider," Vidal said. "I may consider it, but as of right now, I want to be clear, I have not changed my plans."

After the YOUR SHOW interview, Vidal clarified his statement, saying he is considering information and feedback he's received from supporters.

"I deeply appreciate the overwhelming support and encouragement from the many individuals who would like me to enter the race for mayor. I respect and value their advocacy and their confidence in my leadership ability, and I believe that their comments deserve consideration. I will consider and process the feedback I have received, however my plans have not changed," he said in a statement.

Vidal was appointed the mayor of Denver when John Hickenlooper was inaugurated as Colorado's governor.

The Denver business community is among those who are urging Vidal to run, praising his performance since he took over the position.

"I think this morning it was referring to the power brokers in the city, but I'm hearing it from all walks of life. I've got city employees, the minority community, young people, elderly... men, women, you name it, they're all pursuing me to do this," Vidal said.

If Vidal decides to run, he would have many competitors. Currently, 14 different people are vying for the job.

You can watch YOUR SHOW's full interview with Vidal on 9NEWS on Sunday morning.

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