Darryl Glenn wants to carry themes from U.S. Senate campaign into race to unseat Doug Lamborn

Senate primary candidate Darryl Glenn speaks during a rally at Westin Hotel at Denver International Airport, June 20, 2016.

Darryl Glenn on Monday officially jumped into the race to unseat six-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, saying he will tackle the issues and carry over the themes from his failed campaign for U.S. Senate last year.

“When you spend almost two years out talking to people, praying with them and really finding out some of those tough issues that are impacting them, it makes a lasting impression on you,” the Republican said in an interview with The Denver Post last week. “I remember at the end of the campaign I wanted to continue fighting for that.”

Glenn said he is concerned with the direction of politics in Colorado and across the nation, where leaders “are still in election mode.” He said the investigation into ties between the Trump administration and Russia is distracting from the issues he would like to see addressed — such as the high cost of housing, the opioid crisis and jobs.

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“There’s going to be an investigation going on and (let’s) let that play out. When there’s a conclusion on that, then deal with it,” he said. “… We’re living in this reality show, and it’s about political posturing for the next election. That’s not OK with me. We need to do better.”

He said he is unhappy with the work to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, arguing that Democrats and Republicans should work together to fix the nation’s health care system.

“Like anything, I remember who I work for,” he said. “You work for the people who sent you to office. You have to have enough conviction to stand for something. It doesn’t matter if it’s the opposing party or your own party.”

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Source:: The Denver Post

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