In a press release sent out early Monday morning, George Brauchler announced he will be dropping out of the governor's race.

Instead, the Republican Arapahoe County District Attorney intends to run for attorney general.

"I have made the decision to suspend my pursuit of our state’s Governorship and to announce my candidacy for Attorney General of the State of Colorado. This decision was neither easy nor obvious. Many of my thoughts have been about you, my family, and the others impacted by this decision," said Brauchler.

Brauchler has been traveling around Colorado campaigning to be the governor since April of 2017.

This announcement comes less than a week after Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman announced her own gubernatorial run.

In his statement, Brauchler says he is redirecting his quote "passion for improving Colorado as governor" to "protecting Colorado by fighting for the position of attorney general."