Mitt Romney’s Nephew Submits Petition Signatures

Mitt Romney’s Nephew

As Ernest Luning reports for the publication formerly known as the Colorado StatesmanMitt Romney’s Nephew is the second Republican to cross the line in the race for signatures to qualify for the Primary ballot:

The retired investment banker submitted roughly 17,000 signatures, his campaign said, and is the second GOP gubernatorial candidate to turn his in, following State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, who delivered his petitions to election officials last month. It takes 10,500 valid signatures from fellow party members — 1,500 from each of the state’s seven congressional districts — for statewide candidates to land a spot on the primary.

Referring to a scandal involving forged petition signatures that derailed GOP Senate candidate Jon Keyser’s campaign last cycle, Robinson emphasized that his campaign took extra time to determine his signatures ought to meet legal requirements.

“Republicans have been burned before by lazy candidates and campaigns that were eager to skirt around the rules. After watching what happened in the 2016 U.S. Senate Primary, we wanted to make sure we got this done right and that Colorado voters were respected in the process,” Robinson said in a statement. “This is why my campaign has gone to great lengths to ensure that we are following the rules, and that there is no margin for error in our process.”

Robinson noted that his campaign submitted documentation to the secretary of state demonstrating his campaign’s paid circulators were eligible to gather signatures, along with what he described as a record of the campaign’s “line-by-line validation.”

“We’re proud to have taken our time with this process, and to have done it the right way,” he added. [Pols emphasis]

It’s interesting that Robinson Mitt’s Nephew is putting such a focus on the petition gathering process in general here. Republican Walker Stapleton submitted his signatures a few weeks ago, and you could read this statement from Mitt’s Nephew as an intimation that something shady happened in that regard. Or, maybe he’s just really excited about petition signatures.

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  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    Every time I see this dude's picture, I think of one thing:  Get to a tanning salon.

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