As announced by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez today:
The pundits said it couldn't be done, but that didn't stop us. In less than a month, our campaign organized hundreds of people across Colorado who stood up, circulated petitions, and put together an unmatched effort. In the end, we submitted around 22,300 signatures. Thank you to everyone who helped us make history!
Rumor has it that Beauprez paid top dollar, as much as $18 per signature or even more, to obtain these 22,000 signatures in so little time–but it's still impressive to pull something like this together basically from scratch. It remains to be seen whether money can buy Beauprez love in the June GOP gubernatorial primary, but money can certainly buy you a spot on the ballot. Having turned in double the required number of total signatures, 1,500 being required from each of Colorado's seven congressional districts, even competing against the sitting Secretary of State won't be enough to keep Beauprez from his "next rodeo."
Please note that "rodeo" is the term Beauprez himself uses.