Doug Robinson’s petitioning process hit a snag, so it’s lawsuit time

The Secretary of State’s office announced Robinson did not collect enough signatures to qualify onto the ballot.

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, July 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) western conservative summit; copolitics; politics; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, July 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Update, Tuesday, April 24: The Secretary of State’s office confirmed Robinson’s campaign has filed a lawsuit against them. It will likely be assigned to a judge on Wednesday.

Earlier: The Colorado governor’s race is growing tighter as the June primary date approaches. And right now, no candidate is feeling the squeeze more than Republican Doug Robinson.


Decriminalize marijuana at the federal level? Colorado officials react to Schumer announcement

Sen. Gardner has his own marijuana legislation coming soon. Mayor Hancock hopes the country can follow Denver’s lead. Here’s what other Colorado elected officials are saying.

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. The 2018 Republican State Assembly on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder, April 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) copolitics; boulder; colorado; election; politics; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. The 2018 Republican State Assembly on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder, April 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday announced a plan to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level, sparking a mixture of reactions among Colorado legislators and elected officials.


Robinson fails to qualify, while Mitchell successfully petitions onto Republican primary ballot

Michell and Robinson were the only two GOP candidates who were awaiting news about their petitions.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson speaks at the Colorado Health Institute's Hot Issues in Health conference, Dec. 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; election; governors race; gubernatorial; candidate;
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson speaks at the Colorado Health Institute’s Hot Issues in Health conference, Dec. 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Businessman Doug Robinson is the latest casualty in Colorado’s governor race after the Secretary of State’s office said Friday he failed to earn enough signatures to petition onto the June GOP primary.

Meanwhile, Castle Rock businessman Victor Mitchell has reason to celebrate after the Secretary of State’s office said he successfully petitioned onto the primary ballot.


Colorado Democrats offer counterproposal to shore up pension

The changes heard in the House Finance Committee would nix a GOP plan to offer more public workers a defined contribution plan.

Colorado House of Representatives, March 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) capitol; copolitics; government; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; house of representatives;
Colorado House of Representatives, March 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Colorado House Democrats are offering a counterproposal to a Republican plan to shore up the state pension, whose unfunded debts total at least $32 billion.

The changes being heard in the House Finance Committee Monday would nix a GOP plan to offer more public workers a defined contribution plan.