In an interview with Denver's Channel 9 News, the two candidates running to replace the term-limited Carol Chambers as the District Attorney for Colorado's 18th Judicial District, which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert & Lincoln Counties, answered questions in what was more a pair of parallel interviews than a debate -- which I understand during these difficult days, as that is the office which is prosecuting the Aurora movie theater murderer.
For any of you who get to vote in this race, I recommend spending the time to listen to the questions and answers:
Overall, I think Brauchler's strongest argument, and perhaps the reason he won the GOP primary over Leslie Hansen, the Chief Deputy District Attorney in that very office, is that he's an "outsider" and not part of whatever "club" might be running the show over there. I don't know if this is an office that is in real need of reform, but to the extent that Brauchler believes it is -- and can explain why -- his outsider status could be a reasonably powerful argument for him in what could be a substantially anti-incumbent election season.
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