Darryl Glenn just got major help with the money gap in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race

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Darryl Glenn needed a boost, and he just got one.

US Senate candidate Darryl Glenn at a meeting calling for unity among the Republican Party at the Jefferson County Republican Party headquarters on July 9, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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US Senate candidate Darryl Glenn at a meeting calling for unity among the Republican Party at the Jefferson County Republican Party headquarters on July 9, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Glenn is a Republican running for U.S. Senate in Colorado. The Democrat, Michael Bennet, has raised, oh, say, 32 times more money than Glenn since 2015.

No joke. Bennet had collected more than $12 million compared to Glenn’s $328,000 as of June 30, according to Federal Election Commission reports. That’s only counting funds that went through the campaigns themselves.

Luckily for Glenn, he just made a wealthy new fan.

That would be Richard Uihelein, a multimillionaire conservative donor.

Earlier in the election, Uihelein made a $1 million donation to Ted Cruz. Now he’s shifting to smaller races, but the money’s still big. In just 10 days last month, his Restoration PAC spent $682,000 on television ads for Glenn, according to analysis by Colorado Public Radio.

Here’s one of Restoration PAC’s commercials:

The move won’t get Glenn anywhere near Bennet’s footprint, but it’s better than nothing – which is what the Republican has spent on his own television ads, as CPR reports.

Now factor in his speech at the Republican National Convention, his dragon-boat escapade, and his plan to canvas Denver. At the least, Darryl Glenn’s name is in the race.

 

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