Former Olympian Eli Bremer will challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in 2022

Eli Bremer, an Air Force veteran and former Olympian from Colorado Springs, announced Tuesday that he is running for U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

“I do believe that Colorado is ready for a different type of Republican, who’s looking to create solutions and work with all Coloradans, regardless of party, to get things done,” Bremer told The Post in an interview.

The 43-year-old Republican competed in the modern pentathlon at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and has worked as an Olympics announcer for NBC since, including during this year’s Games. He also serves on a congressional committee that is studying possible reforms to the U.S. Olympic system.

Bremer has never run for public office but was the El Paso County GOP chairman from 2011-2013 and his family has deep ties to Colorado Springs politics. His father was a county commissioner and his wife currently is. His uncle, Paul Bremer, was a presidential envoy to Iraq in the 2000s.

Eli Bremer kicked off his campaign with an online ad in which he holds a sign of Bennet’s face and the words “MISSING” and “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN.” Bremer claims Bennet “spends more time at cocktail parties in D.C.” and “talking with voters in New Hampshire” than in Colorado.

“We’re already seeing high inflation, that’s being caused by the single-party (Democratic) control in Washington, D.C.,” Bremer said in an interview. “They’re pumping trillions of dollars of liquidity into the system through deficit spending and that’s very dangerous.”

Bennet, 56, is seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate next year. He won his 2016 race by five percentage points. Colorado Republicans haven’t won a statewide race in five years.

Nico Delgado, a spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party, called Bremer a “flawed and inexperienced candidate” and claimed that Bremer is “hoping Colorado Republicans will forget about his record of failed leadership” within the Colorado Republican Party.

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