The Denver Post‘s Kurtis Lee gets the scoop – State Representative Amy Stephens (R-Monument) is running for U.S. Senate in 2014.

In her seven years at the state Capitol, State Rep. Amy Stephens’ resume includes a stint as House majority leader and the champion of a host of legislation that most recently includes her working across the aisle with Democrats to better protect the state’s elderly from abuse. 

And now, the Republican lawmaker from Monument has a new goal: become Colorado’s next U.S. senator.

Stephens will formally announce her candidacy Saturday to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in 2014…

She joins fellow legislators State Senator Owen Hill and State Senator Randy Baumgardner and Weld County District Attorney (and 2010 U.S. Senate nominee) Ken Buck in the race.

Stephens released a launch video to accompany her entry in the race. Check it out after the jump: