Darryl Glenn

Bennet Challenger Muddles Position on Trump
Darryl Glenn initially said Trump should step down, now wants meeting

Colorado Republican Senate candidate Darryl Glenn had previously embraced some of Trump's positions. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Colorado Republican Senate candidate Darryl Glenn has reversed his position on whether his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump should step aside.

Ahead of and during his Tuesday debate with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, Glenn said he wanted to meet with Trump before making a final decision.

Darryl Glenn Says Children From Rape 'a Gift From God"
Colorado Republican candidate is already a long shot in Senate race

Colorado Senate nominee Darryl Glenn's comments are the latest in a line of Republican candidates making controversial comments about abortion and rape. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A video from a year ago has been unearthed that shows Colorado Republican Senate candidate Darryl Glenn calling children born from rape "a gift from God."

The clip, featured in the Colorado Springs Independent, shows Glenn telling a campaign event audience in Jefferson County in 2015 that if a woman wants an abortion, "don't ask me to pay for it."

Darryl Glenn Looks for 'Labor Day Magic'
Colorado Republican has much ground to make up before Election Day

Colorado Republican Darryl Glenn's campaign has failed to gain traction against incumbent Michael Bennet. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Republican Senate candidate in Colorado has been trailing Sen. Michael Bennet in recent polls but he is hoping for some "Labor Day magic."

Darryl Glenn has consistently lagged behind Bennet by double digits in one of the few competitive Senate seats that Democrats are defending this cycle. Glenn won his five-way primary race in June after the campaign of former state Rep. Jon Keyser imploded.

Polls: Clinton Pulling Ahead in Battleground States
Democratic advantage seen in Senate races, too

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign has pulled some of its advertising in Colorado, showing that it believes it has a good chance of winning the battleground state. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Clinton was leading over Trump by an average of 8 points in polls compiled by Real Clear Politics in early July. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet was polling an average of 12 points  ahead of Republican Darryl Glenn. Bennet was once considered vulnerable and offered Republicans a rare chance to flip a Senate seat. The Republican challenge, though, has been hampered by allegations of voter signature fraud and resignations of top party officials.  

The numbers show similar spikes for Clinton and down-ballot Democrats in other states.  

Colorado Senate Candidate Glenn Details Parents' Domestic Violence
Questions arose about 1983 complaint filed against him by his father

Colorado Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Darryl Glenn speaks during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Colorado Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, who has been dogged by questions about a 1983 assault complaint filed against him by his father, abruptly shifted the conversation Wednesday with an admission that the incident was part of a childhood wracked by domestic violence.  

"I understand why some people might say, ‘How can he not remember something like this?’” Glenn said in a statement. "I want to do my best to explain that: The painful truth is that my parents’ marriage was violent. This was not the first night my father attacked my mother, and maybe more sadly, this wasn’t the worst time it happened — not even close."  

Colorado GOP Senate Candidate Faces Questions About 1983 Assault Complaint
Documents contradict Darryl Glenn's assertions that it wasn't him

Colorado Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Darryl Glenn spoke on the first night of the Republican National Convention last week in what was a high point in his career. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Republican Colorado Senate candidate who spoke on the opening night of the GOP convention last week faced a precipitous career fall Tuesday, when a local newspaper raised questions about his previous denials of a 1983 assault complaint.  

Darryl Glenn, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who has campaigned on his integrity, has repeatedly asserted that he has no knowledge of the alleged incident, but this week The Denver Post obtained court documents and a police report with his name on it, the newspaper reported. When confronted with the documents, Glenn's campaign spokeswoman doubled down.  

A Republican Face of Diversity That No One Saw
Darryl Glenn is just one of two Senate candidates to speak at RNC

Darryl Glenn, the Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado, spoke during the first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Darryl Glenn is one of the few African-American faces to appear onstage in Cleveland this week. But Republicans could be forgiven for not knowing who he is.  

Cable stations took his four-minute speech Monday night as an opportunity to cut away from live coverage of the floor and turn to analysis and commercial breaks.  

One Candidate's Positive Poll Is Another's Fundraising Boon
Campaigns often use polls that make them look bad to ask for money

Sen. Michael Bennet turned a poll showing his GOP challenger within single digits of him into a fundraising tool, a not unusual move for candidates of both parties. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When campaigns encounter polls they don’t like, they can either refute them or they can use them for their own good.  

Since Darryl Glenn’s surprising victory in the Colorado Republican primary for Senate, Democrats have been gleeful about running against an underfunded challenger with few paid campaign staff and little establishment support.  

Roll Call's Senate Challenger Rankings
The list leans heavily Democratic in a year in which Republicans are playing defense

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has never held office in Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In close races, the quality of the candidates can make all the difference. And with a few notable exceptions, most incumbents acquit themselves well with strong fundraising, good campaigns, and a message tailored for victory.  

So this year, Roll Call has decided to rank the Senate challengers — that is, the candidates for office who aren’t incumbents. It’s a list that leans heavily Democratic in 2016, a year when Republicans are playing defense in all but two seats currently considered at all competitive.  

Cory Gardner: Glenn Can Make Colorado Race Competitive
The junior senator acknowledged Darryl Glenn needs more money

Sen. Cory Gardner, seen here in Iowa in January, thinks Darryl Glenn can Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet's re-election competitive. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner said Wednesday that his party's unexpected nominee for the other Senate seat in his home state shouldn't be written off.  

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, a conservative who has promised not to vote for Mitch McConnell for majority leader, won a five-way primary Tuesday night with 38 percent of the vote.