Norton turns in petition for Senate race |

Norton turns in petition for Senate race

DENVER – Republican Jane Norton says she has more than enough signatures to make GOP Senate primary ballots and is turning in her petitions a day early.

Norton planned to turn in petition signatures to the secretary of state Wednesday, a day before they’re due. Norton needs 1,500 signatures from registered Republicans in each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts. If she’s cleared for the ballot, Norton will face Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck in an Aug. 10 primary.

Norton is a former lieutenant governor who chaired Republican Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign in Colorado in 2008. Another Republican who planned to petition onto primary ballots, Tim Wiens, dropped out of the race Monday.

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