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Darryl Glenn takes Colorado Republican nomination for U.S. Senate

John Frank and Mark Matthews
The Denver Post
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 28: Republican candidate Darryl Glenn speaks after winning the 2016 primary for U.S. Senate on June 28, 2016. (Photo by Michael Reaves/The Denver Post)

COLORADO SPRINGS — Darryl Glenn did it again.

With little money and an all-volunteer staff, the county commissioner from El Paso shocked the Republican establishment again Tuesday by clinching the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate and earning a chance to unseat Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in November.

The resounding victory — called 30 minutes after polls closed — catapulted Glenn back into the spotlight after he won a surprising victory at the state GOP convention in April. This time, he defeated two self-funded millionaires and a party rising star to emerge with a double-digit victory over his closest competitor in a five-way race.

“People are frustrated. They are angry,” Glenn told 100 supporters in a ballroom at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. “They are tired of politicians saying one thing and getting elected to office and completely forgetting about the people that they left behind. I want you to understand that we get it.”

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