GOP-logoSaying that he hopes to avoid a difficult intra-party fight, GOP fundraiser and businessman Doug Robinson is stepping out of the ring for the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. Robinson also revealed that he planned to endorse a candidate soon.  That candidate is rumored to be Republican state House Rep. Jon Keyser, who has yet to officially jump into the race. Robinson, the nephew of former presidential contender Mitt Romney, will bring his Republican connections cash to help with the primary.

Robinson is a well-known businessman who currently serves as a managing director for business consultancy KPMG, which bought St. Charles Capital, the boutique investment bank that he co-founded. He also is a co-founder and board member of KidsTek, which teaches over 1200 students technology skills, and serves on the board of trustees of Colorado Academy and is an executive board member of the Boys Scouts of America, Denver Area Council.

The following Republicans are still in the primary: state Sen. Tim Neville,  El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, Jeffco County Commissioner Don Rosier, and former SBA director Greg Lopez.