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George Brauchler drops governor's race, eyes state AG

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George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District district attorney, has dropped out of the governor's race and jumped into the race for Colorado Attorney General. The latest campaign finance filings for the period ending Sept. 30 show Brauchler had raised $282,244 — less than the $339,971 raised by Doug Robinson, nephew of Mitt Romney.

The Colorado Democratic Party issued a statement saying Brauchler, the only Republican in the AG race, will face an uphill battle against "a strong Democratic field and a looming anti-Trump wave looking to turn back the GOP's anti-middle class agenda." Democrats running for AG include Michael Dougherty, assistant DA in the First Judicial District in Jefferson and Gilpin counties; Brad Levin, a Denver attorney; Amy Padden, former state and federal prosecutor; Joseph Salazar, state representative from Thornton; and Philip Weiser, former dean of the University of Colorado Law School. Current Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican, is running for governor.


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