The Republican primary ballot is now set. Former Congressman Bob Beauprez has made the ballot, according to a press release by the Secretary of State’s office. While some outlets are noting that he barely made the ballot, the campaign is pointing out that making the ballot is a feather in the cap of Beauprez’s campaign:
“Despite every political expert who said it couldn’t be done, we got it done – 22,500 signatures in 20 days. We are happy to be on the ballot and confident moving forward. This historic support for Bob proves that Colorado is hungry for strong effective leadership.”
Perhaps it is. The campaign said that it only really started gathering signatures on March 12th and had to turn signatures in by March 31st. While there has been speculation that the campaign spent somewhere in the ballpark of $350,000 to get on the ballot, sources close to the campaign said the true number is much lower.
As the primary stands, Bob Beauprez and Tom Tancredo made the ballot via petition and Scott Gessler and Mike Kopp are on the ballot via the assembly process. The primary will be June 24.