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March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Grace Hanover, 720-218-1844
Mike Johnston First Gubernatorial Candidate to Earn a Place on the Ballot
Denver, CO — Today, the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston’s petitions have been certified, and he is officially on the 2018 ballot for Governor. Mike is the first gubernatorial candidate in the 2018 race to reach this important milestone, giving the candidate and his campaign an important head start in the months leading up to the June primary. No other candidate for Governor is yet guaranteed a place on the primary ballot.
The Johnston campaign made history in February when it submitted more than 22,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. It was the fastest gubernatorial campaign in state history to turn in its petitions. The campaign also turned in the most signatures ever gathered without the support of a paid vendor.
Though Johnston does not need to caucus in order to earn a place on the ballot, he will still attend a number of county assemblies in the coming weeks in order to connect in person with the thousands of faithful Democratic voters who are participating in the caucus and assembly process.
“Thanks to the tireless efforts of our campaign staff and a massive team of volunteers, we are now one step closer to bringing our vision for the future of Colorado to life,” Johnston said. “Together, we can get big things done for this great state, and it all starts with getting on the ballot.”
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