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November 12, 2015 10:31 AM UTC

Make Room In The Senate Clown Car For Jon Keyser

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  • by: Colorado Pols
We heard you need a U.S. Senator?
We heard you need a U.S. Senator?

While the Colorado political world digests the entry today of perennial loser Ryan Frazier into the Republican primary for the 2016 U.S. Senate race, we’ve received word of yet another ambitious small-timer who may throw his hat into the ring. Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison is reportedly making the rounds with Republican high-rollers in an effort to convince them he is worth backing for a run for the U.S. Senate.

Our readers will remember Keyser from the controversy he stirred up as a House candidate after receiving “two ballots” for the 2013 elections–which he then took to social media to denounce as evidence of a “failed system,” with all the attendant hand-wringing about the horrors of mail ballot election fraud. It soon emerged that Keyser owns a plot of land in Delta County, and the “second ballot” he received was just for a local ballot measure there. It is all but certain in retrospect that Keyser knew all of this, and was eager enough to assist in the GOP’s baseless trolling of Colorado’s new mail balloting system to, you know, completely bullshit people.

As for a run for the U.S. Senate, any backing Keyser might get for this race signals to us a real uncertainty on the part of high-level Republicans on how to proceed. Keyser is well connected to the 17th Street legal/finance class that includes many of the state’s most powerful Republican donors and kingmakers. We don’t doubt his ability to articulate a good case for support, but he’s just not a heavyweight candidate for this marquee 2016 race. Certainly not more than the experienced and grassroots-friendly Sen. Tim Neville, or even a usual suspect like Frazier who at least has a media footprint.

Who’s next, folks? Because Keyser certainly won’t be clearing the field.

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15 thoughts on “Make Room In The Senate Clown Car For Jon Keyser

  1. Do we have enough candidates for the Senate race now to hold a GOP Presidential style debate series? We've gone from no-one wanting to touch the race to a half a gazillion also-rans and one or two meh candidates.

    Cynically speaking, Keyser at least represents that particular brand of crazy that the current GOP activist base is lapping up. He stands a better shot than Frazier, IMHO.

  2. You'd be fools to underestimate Jon Keyser. Keyser is a Hogan Lovells attorney and a Bronze Star Medal recipient who served with distinction in Afghanistan. He is one of the bright shining stars of the GOP. Could he be the next Cory Gardner? I can see it.

    1. Moddy, I hate bring this up, but IIRC you also support Ben Carson with his alternative pyramid purpose theory. Carson is proof that highly trained professionals can also be completely, ignorantly wrong. Keyser was an idiot for trying to promote the "double ballot" faux outrage – it doesn't bode well for his "bright shiny star"-ness.

        1. He doesn't need your defense. Just like nobody attacked Julie's son, nobody is seeking to prevent Carson from believing whatever he wants or saying whatever he wants. We, in turn have the right to believe that, based on what he says he thinks, he is, to put it mildly, not presidential material. Also that you are a piss ant moron. See how that works?

  3. Maybe Laura Waters Woods will take a look at her odds of holding onto her STATE senate seat and figure she's a better shot in a multi-candidate GOP primary for the US senate seat.

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