El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn became the only U.S. Senate candidate at the Colorado GOP Convention to make the ballot, beating favorite State Sen. Tim Neville.
The candidates, a total of 9, plus a write-in, needed 30 percent of the delegates to continue to the GOP Senate primary ballot in June.
Neville was considered a favorite, with support from the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners lobby. Still, that wasn't enough to beat Glenn, the current El Paso County Commissioner and former Colorado Springs Councilman.
The total votes are as follows:
- Darryl Glenn: 2,664 (70%)
- Tim Neville: 696 (18%)
- Peg Littleton: 218 (6%)
- Jerry Natividad: (3.5%)
- Charlie Ehler: (1%)
- Jerry Eller: (<1%)
Four other candidates decided to bypass the State Convention and instead petition to get on the ballot. Those are candidates are:
- Jack Graham
- Jon Keyser
- Robert Blaha
- Ryan Frazier
They all turned in their signatures by the April 4 deadline. The Secretary of State has until April 29 to verify that each candidate got 1,500 signatures from each of the state's seven Congressional Districts, for a total of 10,500 signatures. If someone signed multiple petitions, the signature counts for whomever turned their petitions in first. Graham turned his in first, followed by Keyser, Blaha and Frazier.
Because Neville received between 10 and 30 percent of the vote at the State Convention, he qualified to petition onto the ballot, but because the deadline was April 4, he is not allowed to do so.
The primary election is June 28. The winner will take on Sen. Michael Bennet in November.