State Sen. Kevin Lundberg has been the victim of fake news. While some alleged that Lundberg was considering a run to replace Congressman Jared Polis, who is leaving his seat to run for Governor Job Killer of Colorado, Lundberg himself is putting that rumor to rest. He’s not thinking about U.S. Congress, but he is considering a run for state treasurer to replace term-limited state Treasurer Walker Stapleton.

Here’s what Lundberg told The Statesman Colorado Politics a while back:

“I have not thrown my hat in the ring, but if I can find the support to go that way, I think it is a good step, and this is what primaries are all about is to figure out who the best guy or gal is to carry the banner.”

Fair enough. Lundberg could be joining a crowded field as already Rep. Justin Everett has announced, along with Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn. Others considering a run include state Rep. Polly Lawrence, businessman Brian Watson, and Republican National Committeeman George Leing.

On the plus side, at least he’s not mulling a run for Colorado Governor like the other 15,000 Republicans in the state.