George Brauchler Announces Run For Governor

Photo: Brauchler Meets Press After Jury Spares Holmes' Life
District Attorney George Brauchler speaks with members of the media following the reading of the jury'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.

Photo: Brauchler Meets Press After Jury Spares Holmes' LifeUpdated 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.