Former State Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp will file today for a run for governor in 2014, The Denver Post‘s Lynn Bartels scoops. His announcement is expected next week, per Bartels’ anonymous sources.

Kopp oversees corporate affairs for the Intermountain Rural Electric Association. He resigned his Senate post in 2011 after his wife and mother of their four children died following a long battle with cancer. He has since remarried.

Kopp joins State Senator Greg Brophy, former Congressman Tom Tancredo and Secretary of State Scott Gessler in the Republican primary field.

It appears the line is going around the block to challenge Governor Hickenlooper, who 48% of Coloradans don’t believe deserves re-election according to the latest Quinnipiac poll of Colorado.