GOP state treasurer candidate Brian Watson hauls in more than $200,000 for quarter, plans to petition on ballot

Republican state treasurer candidate Brian Watson plans to report raising roughly $215,000 for the quarter just ended, his first in the race — almost precisely the amount reported so far by all the other candidates running in both parties’ crowded primaries — and plans to petition his way onto the June primary ballot, Colorado Politics has learned.

‘I’ve been battle-tested’: Republican Brian Watson jumps in crowded primary for Colorado state treasurer

Declaring he’s the only candidate with the right business and financial experience to serve as Colorado state treasurer  — including bouncing back after losing almost everything when the economy crashed — Republican Brian Watson on Friday jumped into a GOP primary that already includes three state lawmakers, a county treasurer and a prosecutor