Ernest LuningErnest LuningMay 5, 20166min343

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ryan Frazier’s name will appear on primary ballots, but votes for the former Aurora city councilman might not be counted, according to a court order issued Thursday afternoon. In the latest wrinkle in a process fraught with reversals, a Denver District Court judge said Frazier will join four other Republicans on the June 28 primary ballot pending his appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court, although he will have to withdraw from the race if he loses that appeal.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMay 5, 201614min267

First they failed to make the ballot. Then one of them was on. Then maybe off again. Then back on. It was all part of one of the wildest political weeks in recent memory, with more twists and turns than a winding mountain road. While the dust was far from settled, by Thursday morning the Republican primary ballot for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat had an additional candidate, and another vowed to appeal a ruling that kept him off the ballot.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMay 2, 20169min285

Two Republicans running for the U.S. Senate filed lawsuits late Monday asking a district court judge to order Colorado’s top election official to place them on the June primary ballot, arguing that they submitted enough signatures despite an earlier ruling that they came up short. Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha and former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier are hoping to join three other GOP candidates on the June 28 primary ballot. The two, filing jointly, obtained a court injunction on Friday ordering Secretary of State Wayne Williams to delay certifying a primary ballot until at least the end of the day Wednesday, in order to give them a chance to file challenges to an earlier Williams ruling.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 29, 20166min281

There will be at least three Republicans running in Colorado’s primary for the U.S. Senate seat after a judge Friday ordered the state’s top election official to include former state Rep. Jon Keyser, whose petition to make the ballot had earlier this week been deemed insufficient. Denver District Court Judge Elizabeth Starrs ruled that otherwise valid signatures gathered by one of Keyser’s petition circulators should be counted, reversing a finding by Secretary of State Wayne Williams that disqualified hundreds of signatures because the circulator hadn’t updated his address in the state voter registration database after moving a few months ago.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 28, 201611min258

Two more Republican U.S. Senate candidates failed to qualify for the primary ballot, Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Thursday. Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha and former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier both came up short, turning in fewer signatures than required in several congressional districts, leaving just two candidates who will definitely appear on the June 28 ballot and another who is challenging his disqualification in court.