With Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) ineligible to seek a third term, former Sen. Ken Salazar (D) saying “no” to a political comeback, and people waiting for Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden) to soon declare his gubernatorial candidacy, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler (R) announced that he will enter the open Governor’s race. Mr. Brauchler received national news coverage as the prosecutor against Aurora mass murderer James Holmes. He tried but failed to secure a death penalty sentence for Holmes, and the crime and punishment issue agenda will be Brauchler’s main point of emphasis as he moves toward crafting a statewide campaign strategy.
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