KeyserJon Keyser’s entrance into the U.S. Senate race Monday had ProgressNow Colorado so freaked out, they ran straight to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for the Air Force screaming about ethical violations that were so full of crap, a dog could smell it a mile away.

The desperate liberals didn’t even wait until the Air Force Reserve major started officially campaigning, before they complained that Keyser’s campaign violated Air Force rules.

Turns out it’s not against military rules to talk about running for office on your day off, or feeling the water temperature for contribution pledges on your day off, before actually filing to run for office.

From the Durango Herald:

ProgressNow highlighted a Dec. 10 report by The Colorado Statesman, which interviewed Keyser regarding his likely candidacy.

The article – citing an unnamed source – also noted that Keyser attended a luncheon on a day off from military duties, where he received $3 million in commitments to back his campaign.

Air Force members are considered to be campaigning once candidacy paperwork is filed, or a member formally announces their candidacy. Keyser had not done either at the time of The Statesman article, and the interview did not occur while he was on duty.

It’s kind of pathetic that Democrats have become so desperate over Sen. Michael Bennet’s sinking popularity with the voters, that they’re reduced to pulling this sad stunt.

Or, perhaps ProgressNow was just confused about those pesky First Amendment rules, especially since Keyser expressed his political aspirations freely and outside the confines of a liberal-sanctioned safe space on the CU-Boulder campus.

Keyser’s camp told the Herald that ProgressNow’s actions show they are clearly scared of the state representative’s candidacy. Make that former state representative – Keyser submitted his resigntions Monday for that post and also from his job as a lawyer for Hogan Lovells before he announced his Senate candidacy.

“It’s telling that Senator Bennet’s special interest friends are so worried that they would lie right out of the gate,” said a Keyser campaign spokesman.

The list of Republican candidates who will challenge Bennet’s reelection bid this fall include Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton, Aurora Councilman Ryan Frazier, Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier, and El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn. Robert Blaha is also expected to announce soon and El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton may jump into the race.