Republican Keyser To Make US Senate Ballot After All

Former state Rep. John Keyser will join at least two others on the ballot for the Republican Senate primary in June. A judge ruled Friday that Keyser collected enough valid signatures to make the ballot.

Secretary of State Wayne Williams originally rejected a number of Keyser’s petitions because the man who circulated them didn’t meet all the proper criteria. That left Keyser 86 signatures short of making the ballot.

But in her ruling, Denver District Judge Elizabeth Starrs characterized that violation as a technicality and declared that it shouldn’t invalidate Keyser’s petitions.

In addition to Keyser, the primary field already has two other candidates. El Paso County commissioner Darryl Glenn won an overwhelming vote of support at the Republican state assembly in early April, giving him the top-of-the-ballot slot. Former CSU athletic director Jack Graham collected enough valid signatures to proceed

Two other candidates who didn’t meet the signature threshold may also sue to get on the ballot. They’re former Aurora City Councilor Ryan Frazier and Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha.