Former Athletic Director Graham announces entrance into Senate race

Megan Fischer

News of the announcement came in Friday, Jan. 29 that Jack Graham, Colorado State University’s former athletic director, had announced he would be entering the 2016 election race for a Senate seat.

Former athletic director for CSU, Jack Graham announced his entrance into the race for Senate in the November 2016 elections. Graham's decision was announced Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 and he will be peitioning to be put on the ballot. (Photo Credit" Megan Fischer)
Former athletic director for CSU Jack Graham announced his entrance into the race for Senate in the November 2016 elections. Graham’s decision was announced Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 and he will be peitioning to be put on the ballot. (Photo credit: Megan Fischer.)

He, along with about a dozen other candidates, will be competing for current senator Michael Bennet’s seat in the U.S. Senate, according to ColoradoPeakPolitics.

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Graham started as as athletic director at CSU in Dec. 2011, and was terminated from his position in Aug. 2014 for “substantial differences” in their views, according to an article published in the Denver Post in 2014.

Graham has hired Dick Wadhams, the former chair of the Colorado Republican Party, as his campaign manager, and has already made a $1 million deposit into his campaign account, according to the Denver Post.

Graham is planning to petition his way onto the ballot, the Denver Post said.

Collegian Reporter Megan Fischer can be reached at news@collegian.com or via Twitter @MegFischer04.