Will GOP U.S. Senate candidates catch a national wave?

Author: Jennifer Kerns - April 9, 2016 - Updated: April 10, 2016

A vacuum of well-known GOP leaders willing to step up and run for U.S. Senate in Colorado has created one of the largest fields of candidates in state history seeking to oust a sitting Democrat U.S. Senator. More than a dozen GOP candidates including state senators, county commissioners, veterans and entrepreneurs are vying to topple Sen. Michael Bennet. During any other election year, it might be a tall order. But in the 2016 presidential election year, toppling one of the state's top Democrats might not be such a struggle.

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Jennifer Kerns

Jennifer Kerns

Jennifer Kerns is an executive editor at The Colorado Statesman. She is an accomplished conservative political writer and contributor to several national publications including The Blaze, The Washington Times, and The Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal. She also served as the communications director and spokeswoman for the 2013 Colorado recall elections to defend Coloradans' Second Amendment rights.