DENVER -- George Brauchler, District Attorney for Colorado’s 18th Judicial District, has dropped out of the race to be Colorado’s next governor and entered the race to be the state’s next Attorney General. He says the decision has nothing to do with whether he thought he could win the governor’s race.
“We were the only campaign that was able to put together contributions from all 64 Colorado counties,” Brauchler told Anne Trujillo on this week’s Politics Unplugged. “We won every single straw poll there was while we were in the race. We had the grass roots momentum necessary to take on the guys with money and win this thing.”
Brauchler says what happened is that the Attorney General job opened up when current A.G. Cynthia Coffman decided to enter the race for the Governor’s office. Brauchler believes he’s a better fit for the A.G. job at this time.
“Honestly, I’m cut out for this,” he said. “This is something I’m going to do great work on. I feel Colorado ought to be a great place for kids, my kids, to walk the streets, go to school. Your kids to walk the street, go to school. And from the spot of attorney general, I can do that.”