in their own



These quotes were pulled from news outlets and candidate social media platforms. Candidates were invited to expand on these and other issues in a candidate questionnaire, on the Purple State Report podcast and at an ACLU sponsored forum. Brauchler declined all invitations.



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death penalty


“Justice is death.”

Brauchler rejected a guilty plea in the James Holmes case and spent at least $5 million pursuing the death penalty, which jurors rejected. All three members of Colorado's death row are black men from Brauchler's district. 

– george brauchler


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mass incarceration


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Drug policy


"One path that often people find themselves on is they'll start taking pills that are often given to them when they break a rib or have back pain; they get addicted, they move to heroin because it's cheaper and more accessible and then they end up in a criminal justice system,"

– phil weiser