Olympian and Air Force veteran Eli Bremer officially entered the race this week to challenge Michael Bennet for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat.
The Republican and former chairman of the El Paso County GOP is a native Coloradoan.
“Having twice worn the uniform of our nation — in the military and in the Olympics — I am concerned that the country I have represented is being sold out by self-interested politicians,” Bremer said in a statement.
“I’ve traveled the world, and I’ve seen how special we are in America. Having been raised in Colorado, I have also seen how special our state is. We deserve a senator who wants to be a voice for Colorado rather than climbing the political ladder,” Bremer said.
Bremer’s official announcement video on his webpage portrays him scouring the state looking for Bennet, showing the Democrat’s photo to voters and asking if they’ve seen that man before.
Bremer highlights Bennet’s lack of effectiveness and leadership, stating the former presidential candidate has only authored one piece of legislation that has actually been signed into law.
“He’s more interested in attending D.C. cocktail parties than taking on real issues,” Bremer said.
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Bremer has floated his name for higher office over the past decade and it appears he might actually mean it this time.
Bremer says he hasn’t decided whether to petition onto the ballot for the Republican primary or go through the party assembly process, which is significant because the former county GOP chair ruffled a lot of feathers in the party’s central committee last year.
PeakNation™ will remember the infighting that resulted after a district party assembly in El Paso County led by Bremer was held online because of the COVID.
Long story short, Bremer said the process was conducted fairly and in the course of his defense he secretly recorded phone conversations with one of Colorado’s most beloved conservatives and then-party chairman U.S. Rep. Ken Buck.
Ultimately, Bremer refused to make good the party’s central committee vote and a judge decided with Bremer against the party, so David Stiver was not added to the ballot.
Bremer’s most recent foray into politics was last April when he came in a distant third running for National Committeeman.
What we took a long time here to say is, Bremer has pissed off a lot of folks in the Republican Party, so he will likely have to raise a buttload of cash to petition his way onto the ballot.
Also gearing up campaigns for the GOP primary race to take on Bennet are Peter Yu, Juli Henry and Erik Aadland.