As the April 4th deadline for U.S. Senate candidates not going through the Assembly process to submit 10,500 signatures draws near, another candidate has submitted his signatures to get on the Republican primary ballot – Jon Keyser. Keyser is the second candidate petitioning on the ballot to turn his signatures in.
Here’s Keyser’s statement:
“Our campaign is dedicated to uniting a new generation of conservative activists with those who have been fighting on behalf of conservative causes for decades and that’s exactly what we’ve done through the petition process. Senator Michael Bennet’s vote for the Iran deal, his support for closing Guantanamo Bay, and his partisan support for President Obama 98% of the time have been dangerous for Colorado and our army of grassroots volunteers will defeat him in November.”
Jack Graham, former CSU athletic director, was the first to turn his signatures in earlier this week. The order in which candidates turn signatures in is important because citizens can only sign one candidate’s petition per race. Graham turned his signatures in first, so if anyone signed both Keyser and Graham’s petitions, Graham gets “credit”. As previously noted, there are nearly one million Republicans in Colorado, so it is possible to simply find another 10,500 valid signatures.
Businessman Robert Blaha, former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier, and Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier have had petition language approved, but have not yet filed their signatures, according to the Secretary of State‘s website. The three have until April 4th to submit signatures.