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Darryl Glenn, a self-described "unapologetic Christian constitutional conservative pro-life Second Amendment-loving American" with a military background, plans to seek the Republican nomination in Colorado's Fifth Congressional District (CD5) — a seat currently held by fellow Republican Doug Lamborn.
The sprawling district, which includes El Paso County, has been Lamborn's since 2007. Now, he's trying for his seventh term. In a sign of discontent with the Republican incumbent, two-term State Senator Owen Hill is also seeking the nomination.
Glenn currently serves as a term-limited El Paso County Commissioner representing northern District 1. He tried and failed to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet last year.
CD5 candidates can get on the ballot either by petitioning or getting nominated at the party's caucus. Next year's primaries in Colorado will be open, meaning that unaffiliated voters can choose to vote in either party's primaries.
Stephany Rose Spaulding announces run
Stephany Rose Spaulding has officially announced she'll seek the Democratic nomination in Colorado's Fifth Congressional District (CD5). It's a seat that's been owned by Republicans since the '70s.
Spaulding is an assistant professor of women's and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church off Academy Boulevard. The Indy recently hinted at her possible candidacy ("Reimagining CD5 representation," DiverseCity, May 17) when she was still in exploratory mode. Spaulding kicked off her campaign at the Antlers Hotel on July 7.
She'll face another political newbie, Betty Field, in the primary ("A Field of one (so far)," News, May 3). Like Field, Spaulding cites the historic Women's March in January as inspiration for her run.