by Pam Zubeck
Old what's his name has bagged his run for governor after failing to gather adequate signatures.
Joe Gschwendtner withdrew today from the Colorado governor’s race after the secretary of state’s office failed to certify the minimum number of petition signatures to place him on the August 10 primary ballot. The Gschwendtner campaign submitted 18,746 signatures and fell short of the 10,500 threshold required, the campaign said in a press release.
“We came very close and are disappointed in the outcome today,” commented Gschwendtner, “Our campaign was confident we had collected more than enough valid signatures but the Secretary of State’s office disagreed. I respect this process, will not challenge the results, and am withdrawing from the Governor’s race.”
Gschwendtner went on to say, “The reasons I entered this race have not changed. I believed then, as I do now, that I am the best Coloradan for the job. At this time, I will not be endorsing any of the remaining candidates for Governor.”
When asked about future plans, the candidate said, “I will not focus on personalities remaining in this race. Rather, I intend to direct my energy and resources to promoting the ideas and solutions that will ensure fiscal solvency and bring much needed efficiency to Colorado state government.”