CSU LUMINARY TO ENTER GOP SENATE PRIMARY
washington» The crowded Republican field for U.S. Senate in Colorado is getting another candidate— Jack Graham, a former businessman and ex- director of athletics at Colorado State University.
Speculation about the intent of the former Rams quarterback has been circulating for weeks, and Graham is making it official through a series of major moves.
He’s readying the petition process to get on the ballot while hiring Dick Wadhams — the former chairman of the state Republican Party— as his campaign manager.
Most significantly, Graham has pumped $ 1 million of his own money into his campaign account, Wadhams said.
“He is a very formidable individual,” said Wadhams, who argued Graham’s background outside politics was an asset.
“He’s never run for political office before,” Wadhams said. “And I think that’s an attribute in this ( anti- establishment) environment.”
More than a dozen GOP candidates are seeking the chance to challenge the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who has compiled a sizable war chest.