Here’s a look at U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the eight Republicans hoping to challenge him in the 2022 election, listed in the order in which they launched their campaigns. The figures are up to date until October 18.

Michel Bennet

In this file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Holds a town hall in Keene, NH on Friday, …

Application declared: February 21, 2021

Website: michaelbennet.com

Residence: Denver

Age: 56

Total funds raised: $ 6.67 million

Cash: $ 3.5 million

Twitter followers: 52,207 (campaign); 309.123 (Senate)

Background: Appointed to take the Senate seat in 2009 following the resignation of US Senator Ken Salazar as Home Secretary in the Obama administration. Reelected twice, in 2010 and 2016. Ran for president in 2020 but retired after poor performances in the New Hampshire primary. Former Principal of Denver Public Schools and Chief of Staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Quote: “Like most Americans, I refuse to accept that our economy and our democracy are too broken to be fixed. For the sake of our children, we must create opportunities for every American and restore the integrity of our government. “

Julie henri

Republican Juli Henry, one of eight GOP challengers running in a primary for the U.S. Senate seat from Colorado, is pictured in a photo posted by…

Application declared: January 14, 2021

Website: votejulihenryforcolorado.com

Residence: Colorado Sources

Age: 51

Total funds raised: less than $ 5,000

Cash: less than $ 5,000

Twitter followers: 24

Background: 10 years in the service and reserve army. Taught at the international school in Germany. Founded and operates Leilah’s Family Closet in Colorado Springs and Homeowners Association Property Management. Founded Helping Hands Helping the Community, a non-profit organization that helps homeless veterans.

Quote: “I never imagined I would have to go this far to fight for my rights and the rights instilled in every American, but if it means giving more people the opportunity for prosperity, I’m ready to put my name and my good- be in play to ensure such matters. “

Erik Aadland

Republican US Senate candidate Erik Aadland speaks at the official launch of his campaign to challenge Democratic US Senator Michael Bennet on…

Application declared: June 4, 2021

Website: aadlandforcolorado.com

Residence: Pine

Age: 41

Total funds raised: $ 185,555 (including $ 112,000 from the candidate)

Cash: $ 82,352

Twitter followers: 99

Background: Served 10 years in the military and won two Bronze Stars after graduating from West Point, including combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worked for energy companies, including a stunner as a project manager for Noble Energy Inc. Enrollment change from unaffiliated to Republican this spring after completing candidate training with America First Republicans, a local organization.

Quote: “Right now our country is being destroyed by people in positions of power on the basis of policies and programs inconsistent with the values ​​on which this country was founded. I will stand before you as a shield against the excesses of the government. Enough is enough.”

Pierre Yu

Republican US Senate candidate Peter Yu, one of eight candidates running in a primary for the Colorado seat held by the US Senator. Michel Bennet.

Application declared: July 16, 2021

Website: yuforsenate.com

Residence: Windsor

Age: 49

Total funds raised: $ 131,810

Cash: $ 113,708

Instagram Followers: 118

Background: Son of Chinese immigrants. Attended Colorado State University on a football scholarship, and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a business degree. Worked as a national sales and marketing director and consultant for companies such as Wyndham Worldwide and HSBC Bank. Ran unsuccessfully in the 2nd Congressional District of Colorado in 2018.

Quote: “Our current senators rule like the only people that matter are from Denver and Boulder. We need a senator who has the best interests of the entire state at heart – those ranchers of the Eastern Plains; our clean energy producers in Mesa County; our ski / snowboard industries which have been hit hard by COVID restrictions. Being from Colorado and growing up outside of the Denver metro area, I know I’m that rep. “

Eli Bremer

Colorado Springs Republican Eli Bremer, an Air Force veteran and 2008 Olympic competitor in the modern pentathlon, is pictured in a video rele…

Application declared: August 10, 2021

Website: eliforsenate.com

Residence: Colorado Sources

Age: 43

Total funds raised: $ 253,837

Cash: $ 209,365

Twitter followers: 1,451

Background: Served 14 years in the Air Force on active duty and in the Reserve after graduating from the Air Force Academy. Competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in modern pentathlon, finishing 22nd in the event. Founded and manages the Olympic Sponsorship Program and was an on-air announcer for Olympic Games coverage on NBC for four games. President of the El Paso County Republican Party. Helped lead a charge to reform the United States Olympic Committee following scandals involving the sexual abuse of athletes.

Quote: “Having worn our nation’s uniform twice – in the military and at the Olympics – I fear the country I have represented will be sold by interested politicians.… We deserve a Senator who wants to be a voice for Colorado rather than climbing the political ladder. ”

Gino Campana

Former Fort Collins Councilor Gino Campana is pictured in this undated photo provided by his campaign. Thursday, September 30, 2021, Camp…

Application declared: October 1, 2021

Website: ginoforsenate.com

Residence: Fort-Collins

Age: 51

Total funds raised: traditional knowledge

Cash: traditional knowledge

Twitter followers: 165

Background: Owns Bellisimo Inc., a builder of large multi-family projects and residential developments. With his family, he owns The Farmhouse, a rustic farm-to-table restaurant, and Jessup Farm Barrel House, a local brewery. Served a term on Fort Collins City Council. Appointed by then-President Donald Trump to chair the Public Buildings Reform Board, an independent board that reviews federal real estate holdings but has not been confirmed by the Senate.

Quote: “My family and I have lived the American dream. I will not sit on the sidelines and watch Senator Michael Bennet turn the American dream into a socialist nightmare.

Ron hanks

State Representative Ron Hanks, of R-Cañon City, prepares to film office equipment labeled “Dominion Voting Equipment” in the introductory video…

Application declared: October 1, 2021

Website: hanksforcolorado.com

Residence: Canon City

Age: 55

Total funds raised: traditional knowledge

Cash: traditional knowledge

Twitter followers: no twitter account

Background: Elected in 2020 to represent House District 60 in central Colorado. Served 32 years in the Air Force on active duty and in the Reserve. Unsuccessfully ran in 2010 for a US House seat in Northern California.

Quote: “I am a pro-Trump warrior and a conservative state lawmaker who fought for the integrity of the elections, stood up for unborn children, protected the Second Amendment, and I fought the Liberals over taxes and The mandates. Now I am running for the United States Senate because Michael Bennet and our government no longer serve the people. It is an entity built for the control of the masses by the ruling elite.

Joe o’dea

Republican candidate for the US Senate Joe O’Dea is pictured in a campaign video released on Thursday, October 7, 2021, announcing his candidacy for Colorad …

Application declared: October 8, 2021

Website: joeodea.com

Residence: Greenwood Village

Age: 59

Total funds raised: traditional knowledge

Cash: traditional knowledge

Twitter followers: 28

Background: Owns Concrete Express Inc. and co-owns Ironworks and Mile High Station event centers in downtown Denver with his wife.

Quote: “I’m a businessman – I’m a tough negotiator – but I also care about the community and people in difficulty. I want an America that works together. I want an America that gives everyone a fair chance to succeed. And that is why I will work as a US Senator.

Deborah Flore

Deborah Flora, a 2022 GOP primary candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Colorado, is pictured in a photo posted by her campaign.

Application declared: October 14, 2021

Website: deborahflora.com

Residence: Parker

Age: 56

Total funds raised: traditional knowledge

Cash: traditional knowledge

Twitter followers: 7

Background: Former Miss Colorado and second runner-up in the Miss America Pageant. Worked as an actress in Hollywood films and with the National American Shakespeare Company and founded Lamplight Entertainment and Whet • stone Media Group. Former host of the Deborah Flora Show on Salem Radio Denver. Founder and President of Parents United America.

Quote: “Despite those who want to divide us, I believe that the majority of Coloradans really want the same thing: to pursue our dreams, to run our business and to provide for our families. We want a great education for our children and to be able to raise them safely. “

Republicans Gino Campana, Ron Hanks, Joe O’Dea and Deborah Flora filed nomination papers after the end of the third quarter of fundraising on September 30 and therefore will not be required to report fundraising totals before the end of the following quarter, December 31. Juli Henry has yet to meet the $ 5,000 raise or spend threshold, which would require her to file a campaign fundraising report.