Theater Shooting Prosecutor George Brauchler Won’t Run For US Senate

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<p>District Attorney George Brauchler speaks with members of the media following the reading of the jury&#039;s decision that Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will not receive the death penalty, outside the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. </p>

The Republican prosecutor who led the case against Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes has decided not to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Michael Bennet. Instead, he will seek re-election as the District Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District.

George Brauchler announced by email Wednesday that he has decided not to challenge Bennet after weeks of publicly pondering a candidacy. Brauchler would have been a clear front-runner if he had run.