Author:

Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

"They say it was the roughest campaign ever in the history of Republican politics, but what you do is you go to sleep for a couple of days and you wake up and you honor [the pledge]," Donald Trump said. (AP Photo)
Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks to a crowd of voters during a forum at Venue 21c library in the Pikes Peak Library District on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
"I'm a business guy who went into public life, and yet he and I are the extreme opposite," said Colorado Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
ELECTION GLENN
Darryl Glenn, El Paso County Commissioner, reacts to leading in early election results during the U.S. Senate Republican Primary in the Rocky Mountain Ballroom of The Broadmoor on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
GOP 2016 Colorado Senate
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 8, 2016, file photograph, Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls from left, Jon Keyser, Jack Graham, Darryl Glenn, Robert Blaha and Ryan Frazier debate as moderator Don Ward, far left, smiles at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colo. The five candidates will face off in Tuesday's primary election for one to earn the right to face incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet in the November general election. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
FILE - In this May 2, 2012 file photo, Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., the chair of a field hearing by the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, speaks as the subcommittee hears witnesses on proposed nationwide drilling rules on hydraulic fracturing at the Capitol in Denver. Lamborn, Colorado's longest-serving congressional Republican, faces the biggest primary challenge of his U.S. House career Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Lamborn faces a spirited challenge from Robert Blaha, a deep-pocketed businessman who has plowed nearly three-quarters of a million dollars of his own money into his campaign. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
GOP CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
Incumbent Doug Lamborn speaks during the GOP congressional debate at Centennial Hall Monday, June 16, 2014. Approximately 300 people filled the auditorium's seats. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette
Portrait Photography Colorado Springs
Republican Ryan Frazier is running for U.S. Senate. He was speaking at a debate for Republican candidates at UCCS Wednesday, June 8, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Robert Blaha
Robert Blaha