Phil Weiser wins race as Brauchler concedes
Republican George Brauchler on Wednesday morning conceded the Colorado attorney general’s race to Democratic opponent Phil Weiser — the last of the state constitutional races to be decided.
Weiser won with 49.8 percent of the vote, while Brauchler garnered 47.3 percent, according to the latest Colorado Secretary of State’s Office results Wednesday afternoon. Libertarian William F. Robinson III picked up the rest of the votes.
Brauchler said he called Weiser on Wednesday morning to congratulate him and told him “anything he needs just to call on me.”
Weiser said he’s looking forward to working with Brauchler, the district attorney in the 18th Judicial District, on issues moving forward. Weiser said he’s committed to a “seamless transition” as he succeeds Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who opted not to run for a second term.
Brauchler, who has another two years left as DA, said it’s too soon to talk about which political positions he may pursue in the future.