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Grand Junction veteran Keith Pottratz announces campaign for U.S. Senate

Posted: 2:38 PM, Dec 15, 2018
Updated: 2019-02-07 16:41:57-05
Keith Pottraz
Keith Pottraz

GRAND JUNCTION – Keith Pottratz is the latest Democrat to announce a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020.

Pottratz is a Navy veteran who lives in Grand Junction and grew up in the Denver area. He describes himself as a veterans advocate and is vice president of a non-profit called Wings and Warriors, a program that provides service dogs to veterans and those in need.

His campaign website said his main priorities are addressing veterans issues, providing solutions to homelessness and adding more technology curriculum to classrooms among others.

Pottratz will look to unseat Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who is viewed to be vulnerable in the 2020 election following a clean sweep of statewide offices for Democrats in the 2018 election.