Not all candidates today received bad news. Some candidates running for Colorado Governor received good news today. Republican businessman Victor Mitchell secured a spot on the ballot. Mitchell submitted 26,839 signatures and ended up with a total of over 14,000 valid signatures. No word on whether his dogs plan to vote for him.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne also made the primary ballot today after submitting 11,733 valid signatures out of 22,512 signatures submitted. Who knew she was still running? Thanks to the Secretary of State’s office for the heads up.
At this point, the Colorado gubernatorial primary is basically set, give or take a Doug Robinson, who plans to mount a legal challenge to the Secretary of State’s statement of insufficiency regarding his petition signatures. Translation: Robinson was 22 votes in the Second Congressional District short of a spot on the GOP gubernatorial primary ballot.
At this point, you have Cary Kennedy, Congressman Jared Polis, and Donna Lynne on the Democratic primary ballot and Walker Stapleton, Victor Mitchell, and Greg Lopez on the Republican ballot.
State Rep. Polly Lawrence also received some good news today – she also qualified for the ballot. Her opponent, businessman Brian Watson, failed to make the ballot after coming up just 120 signatures short in the Second Congressional District. Watson plans to appeal the insufficiency. At this point, Lawrence will face off against Justin Everett who swept the State Assembly.
Congratulations to all who made the ballot. Let the games begin.