UPDATE: Ryan Frazier’s name will be on the Republican Senate primary ballot but the votes will not be counted if a judge determines he should not have made the ballot.
If former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier makes the ballot, his name will be second on the list for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in a race rife with unexpected twists and turns.
El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn’s name will be first because he made the ballot at the state Republican assembly in a stunner: Glenn received so many delegate votes that that no one else competing at the assembly survived. Pueblo West resident Jerry Eller got less than 1 percent of the vote at the assembly but has filed paperwork to become a write-in candidate.
The other way to get on the Senate ballot is by collecting 1,500 valid Republican voter signatures in each of the state’s seven congressional districts. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office held a drawing for those candidates to determine ballot order. This is how the ballot will look, pending Frazier’s appeal after the office deemed he fell short:
- Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha
- Former CSU athletic director Jack Graham
- Former state Rep. Jon Keyser
- Write-in candidate_____________