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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."  

McGinty Forced to Explain 'First in Family' College Claim
Records show Senate hopeful's brother graduated college before she did

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Katie McGinty is facing allegations that she misled voters about being the first in her family to get a college degree. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Katie McGinty said Thursday that she wasn't counting her brother when she claimed that she was the first in her family to "go to college" because he went to community college before attending a four-year school.

The comments from McGinty came after media reports that her campaign trail story — a key to her attempt to connect with blue collar voters — wasn't true.