AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The father of a man killed in the Aurora movie theater shootings has lost his bid for a Colorado state Senate seat.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Tom Sullivan, who lost his son Alex in the 2012 massacre, ran as a Democrat in a heavily Republican district. The Air Force veteran and retired postal worker said he wanted to bring his personal campaign for gun control and other issues.

Tom Sullivan (credit: CBS)

Tom Sullivan (credit: CBS)

But Republican incumbent Sen. Jack Tate ended Sullivan’s bid. Tate, of Centennial, is an engineer who was appointed to the seat in December and won his first four-year term on Tuesday.

Sullivan has lobbied the Legislature for limits on high-capacity gun magazines and testified this year for an unsuccessful bill to remove Colorado’s requirement that death penalty verdicts be unanimous.

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