Darryl Glenn to Join Primary Race in CD-5

Darryl Glenn

The Unicorn rides again! Ernest Luning has the scoop for the publication formerly known as the Colorado Statesman:

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, the Republican nominee for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat last year, notified GOP insiders on Friday that he plans to run for the 5th Congressional District seat held by six-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn in next year’s election, Colorado Politics has learned.

“Colleagues, I want to give you a courtesy heads up before the rumors start that I will be jumping into the Congressional District 5 race within a few weeks,” Glenn said in a text message sent Friday morning to prominent Republicans and obtained by Colorado Politics. “A lot has happened over the last week to move me to running. Have a great day. Darryl”

Glenn becomes the third candidate in the race in the GOP Primary in CD-5, just one day after state Sen. Owen Hill announced a record fundraising haul for Q2 in his own bid for Congress.

Incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) was first elected in this ultra-safe Republican district in 2006. Lamborn has since been re-elected every two years, but he is such an unpopular dolt that he can never seem to prevent a Republican Primary. Hill jumped into the race in early April and seems to be off to a good start…yet, we’ve been here before. Over the last decade Lamborn has always found a way to crawl into the General Election, where there is virtually no chance of a Republican candidate losing in November.

Could 2018 be different? Lamborn may have a more difficult road to re-election now that a third candidate with strong name ID among Republicans has entered the fray. We’ve said many times in this space that Glenn is the worst statewide candidate in Colorado history; you can make an argument for others (we’re looking at you, Dan Maes), but it’s fair to say that you can’t discuss this topic without including Glenn at the very top of your list. However, Glenn should be familiar to Colorado Springs-area voters after serving two terms as an El Paso County Commissioner prior to his surprise GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Whenever you have a primary with at least three known entities on the ballot, strange things can happen. Enjoy the ride.

16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. spaceman65 says:

    "A lot has happened over the last week to move me to running."  Please take this sentence out and shoot it.

  2. FrankUnderwood says:

    How exciting a menage a trois between Stillborn, Owen "Ross From 'Friends'" Hill, and the Unicorn. 

    Any chance Jeff Crank and Bentley Rayburn get into it, too?

  3. DawnPatrol says:

    These clowns never get any smarter, do they?

    Such egos on these pipsqueak fools…

  4. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    If I was a gambler, other than occasionally driving on I-25, I would place my money on Lamborn. He has a solid track record in getting through a primary when there is more than one challenger.

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      Absolutely. The other clowns in the car don't realize that they divide the opposition Lamborn. Math (like science) was never their strongest subject.

  5. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    I have it on good authority Glenns' candidacy is principally underwritten by the CCWA ( Colorado Comedy Writers Association).


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