All about U and your mustache

Senate President Kevin Grantham holds up his decorated wooden U.

When you’ve got a distinctive mustache, why not go for it? That’s what I told Senate President Kevin Grantham when the Cañon City Republican was looking at ways to decorate his wooden U.

Colorado Secretary of State Williams is handing out the U’s as part of the office’s UChooseCO campaign, which stresses to unaffiliated voters that they can’t vote both the Democratic and Republican ballots they will receive for the June 26 primary. They have to pick just one ballot. If they vote two, neither will count.

U recipients were told to decorate the U’s with their values or to just have fun.  I had been trolling the crafts stores to get items for my own U and I saw a bunch of mustaches. I also suggested Graham get a miniature replica of the Royal Gorge Bridge and put on top of  the U. Hey, it’s better than another Cañon City feature — “Old Sparky” at the state pen.

Grantham’s executive assistant, Emily Cordes, decorated her boss’ U.

On Saturday, the SOS will highlight the U from Graham’s colleague, Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail. (Lawmakers, if you want to decorate a U e-mail me at

The UChooseCO campaign has a web pageFacebook page, a Twitter account and its own hashtag, #UChooseCO. At least every week day between now and the June 26 primary the Secretary of State’s office will highlight a wooden U or two. Check out more decorated U’s on Facebook and Twitter.