Walker Stapleton furnished enough signatures to successfully petition on the August 10 Coloarado Republican primary ballot, according to the Secretary of State’s office. Stapleton chose to forego the State Assembly, held May 22. J.J. Ament won a resounding 79-21 victory against Ali Hasan, knocking him off the August ballot. Hasan declined to try the petition route, stating he would stick with his commitment to abide by the results of the assembly.
Stapleton furnished a total of 25,964 signatures, 14, 449 of which were valid – a 44 percent rejection rate. He needed a total of 10,500 signatures, with a minimum of 1,500 from registered Republican voters in each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts.