we feature Darryl Glenn
, the whiz-bang candidate for U.S. Senate who seemingly came out of nowhere to win the Republican nomination on June 28.
Soon, he'll find himself speaking to the Republican National Convention. More about that later.
Here are some things about the El Paso County commissioner you might not know:
• He was active in student council in high school, serving as junior president and senior president and laying the groundwork for a political career following his service in the military.
• He was a running back his sophomore and junior year, helping the Doherty Spartans junior varsity team have a "stunning" year as a sophomore.
• He lost his first election, in 2003, when he ran for an at-large seat on the Colorado Springs City Council. He ran fifth. But he was later appointed to replace Charles Wingate, who resigned amid allegations of misusing city funds and equipment.
• He has a rap sheet that contains an assault charge filed when he was 18, but denies he was ever charged with anything and doesn't know why court and police records show him being charged.
• He touts that he graduated from the Air Force Academy (in a class that saw nearly a third wash out before graduation), but he doesn't belong to the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates.
Glenn's viewpoints over the years can be found at this link.
Glenn faces Democrat incumbent Michael Bennet in the November election.
And as for his appearance at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, this just in from the Glenn campaign:
Today, the Republican National Convention announced that U.S. Senate Candidate Darryl Glenn (R-CO) will address the delegates and attendees.
“During my campaign, I’ve focused on the need for decisive leadership and unifying as a country, and now I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to take my message to Cleveland and address the Republican National Convention.”
“For the past year, I’ve been traveling the State of Colorado, hearing firsthand from Coloradans about the issues they face. These issues: national security, jobs, economy will be on the table at the RNC, and I look forward to meeting with other Republican leaders in Cleveland to discuss how Colorado can lead in so many of these critical areas.”
Glenn knocked delegates' socks off at the state convention in April with a raucous rant that sounded like it came straight out of a revival meeting
. We assume he'll be delivering a similarly animated pep talk in Cleveland.