El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn has won Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate primary and will face incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet in November.
Glenn beat four opponents Tuesday in a race that focused on national security, jobs and Bennet's support for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Glenn was the only candidate voted to the primary at the state GOP convention. He talked about the process in an interview on Politics Unplugged right after the convention. The other four candidates collected signatures and petitioned their way onto the ballot.
He won endorsements from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the tea party-aligned Senate Conservatives Fund.
Bennet is seeking a second six-year term. He issued this statement after hearing of Glenn's win:
There’s a clear choice in the Colorado U.S. Senate race: while Darryl Glenn endorses Donald Trump, thinks Ted Cruz should be our next Supreme Court Justice and believes the problem with Washington is 'Republicans reaching across the aisle,' Michael Bennet takes on dysfunction in Washington and works with both political parties in order to get things done for Colorado," said Bennet campaign spokesman Andrew Zucker." Like Donald Trump, Darryl Glenn is a climate change denier who wants to cut taxes for billionaires and defund Planned Parenthood. Glenn would outlaw a woman’s right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest, and is even against fixing our broken immigration system. Darryl Glenn in the Senate would rubber stamp Donald Trump's agenda – he's too extreme for Colorado. - Sen. Michael Bennet/(D) Colorado