As the campaign for U.S. Senate heats up, two candidates (to our knowledge, only two candidates) have announced a handful of endorsements. Today, Team Keyser sent the Peak a press release announcing support from odd couples former Rep. Tom Tancredo, former Gov. Bill Owens, and former U.S. Senator Hank Brown. We’re pretty sure that Owens and Brown never thought they would be on the same side as Tancredo in recent years. Nonetheless, here we are.
Previously, state Sen. Tim Neville announced that he garnered endorsements from the following Colorado politicians:
- Sen. Chris Holbert
- Sen. Vicki Marble
- Sen. Kevin Grantham
- Sen. Kent Lambert
- Fmr. Sen. Ted Harvey
- Fmr. Sen. Dave Schultheis
- Rep. Patrick Neville
- Rep. Justin Everett
- Rep. Tim Leonard
- Rep. Steve Humphrey
- Rep. Lori Saine
- Rep. Kim Ransom
- Rep. Janak Joshi
- Rep. Kevin Van Winkle
- Castle Rock Councilwoman Jennifer Green
- Castle Rock Councilwoman Renee Valentine
Neville also has the endorsement of U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-4).
While Neville plans to go through the caucus and assembly process, it is our understanding that Keyser will petition on the ballot. Joining Neville in the caucus process are El Paso County Commissioners Darryl Glenn and Peggy Littleton, Charlie Ehrler, Jerry Eller, Tom Janich, Michael Kinlaw, and Jefferson County businessman Jerry Natividad. Joining Keyser in the petition process are candidates Ryan Frazier, businessmen Jack Graham and Robert Blaha and Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier.
Petitions are due April 4, and the state assembly will take place on April 9. In less than a month, we predict that 13 Senate candidates will look more like five or six.