Hickenlooper Submits Petitions in (Probably) Record Time

The U.S. Senate campaign for former Gov. John Hickenlooper today filed petition signatures for inclusion on the Democratic Primary ballot in June. Hickenlooper’s campaign had previously said that it would pursue both the petition signature and caucus routes for ballot access.

The Hickenlooper campaign had until March 17 to submit petition signatures for ballot access; Hick’s camp began collecting signatures on Jan. 21, which means it took less than a month to reach the goal (candidates for U.S. Senate must collect 1,500 valid signatures from each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts). It’s difficult to say for sure that Hickenlooper set the mark for the shortest time required for a statewide candidate to collect petition signatures — there are no real records for this — but we certainly can’t recall another campaign putting signatures together this quickly.

16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    You are going to be accused of placing your thumb on the scale – again – in favor of Hick, Pols!

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Hah!  Thumb?? . . . 

      . . . that’s just some kinda’ crazy talk!

    • MattC says:

      what scale?
      Everyone who wants, could have registered D prior to 2/15 and then caucused their head off for any candidate.

      Everyone who is registered can vote in the June primary, which is the only 'scal' that matters.

      And then in November the chance will be to flip Colorado, Arizona, Maine and one or two others.

      Of course, then the world comes to an end. I saw Ghostbusters.

      • Duke Cox says:

        The scale you ask about is the scale of public opinion. There are some few misguided souls who believe the obvious preference Alva has for the former governor might sway some readers' opinion.

        I realize that is a silly notion, but, there it is.

  2. Genghis says:

    What, no overalls or empty beer cases? WTF kind of operation IS this anyway?!

  3. Gilpin Guy says:

    If I was a betting man, I would wager that there are more than enough valid signatures for him to qualify.

  4. Duke Cox says:

    Ain't money great?

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