Happenings

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mike Johnston becomes first Democrat to reach key mark in Colorado governor’s race



Mike Johnston submitted more than 20,000 voter signatures Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the ballot in Colorado’s governor’s race.The Democrat is the first to return his petitions and secures a significant tactical advantage in a crowded party primary.

“We rolled up our sleeves and got to work for the people of Colorado,” said Johnston, a former state senator from Denver, in a campaign statement. “Each signature we gathered is the product of a meaningful connection between one of our dedicated volunteers and a real-life voter.”

To qualify for the ballot, candidates can take either of two approaches. The petition route requires statewide candidates to secure 10,500 signatures from registered party members — 1,500 in each of the state’s seven congressional districts. The caucus path requires candidates to collect supporters at party organization meetings who will vote for them at the state assembly.

Read More From The Denver Post Here...


Mike Johnston submitted more than 20,000 voter signatures Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the ballot in Colorado’s governor’s race.

The Democrat is the first to return his petitions and secures a significant tactical advantage in a crowded party primary.

“We rolled up our sleeves and got to work for the people of Colorado,” said Johnston, a former state senator from Denver, in a campaign statement. “Each signature we gathered is the product of a meaningful connection between one of our dedicated volunteers and a real-life voter.”


Comments