Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jon Keyser fails to make the ballot

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 9:14 AM

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Four Republicans are still vying to challenge U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in November, but a fifth candidate may have just dropped from the race.

Former state Rep. Jon Keyser needed 1,500 valid petition signatures from Republican voters in each of Colorado's seven Congressional districts, for a total of 10,500 signatures, to make the primary ballot for the seat, but the Colorado Secretary of State's Office has announced that he fell 86 signatures short of the mark. Keyser submitted 16,067 signatures, of which 11,436 were found to be valid. 

Keyser's campaign has five days to protest the decision. 

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn has already made the primary ballot, after being selected at the Republican State Assembly. Jack Graham, the former athletic director at Colorado State University, collected enough valid signatures to make the ballot. Two other candidates, Robert Blaha and Ryan Frazier, have turned in signatures, which are still being counted.

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