(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Updated 4:20 p.m. -- Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler announced Wednesday that he will make a Republican bid for governor.
Brauchler was frequently in the news in 2015 for prosecuting James Holmes, the man convicted of killing 12 people in a 2012 Aurora movie theater. He sought the death penalty in the case, but Holmes was eventually sentenced to life in prison.
Born in New York, but raised in Colorado, Brauchler attended law school at the University of Colorado. Brauchler, an Army reservist, has been courted by the Colorado GOP before and was urged to run against Sen. Michael Bennet in 2016.