Barbara Kirkmeyer and Steve Laffey are on the ballot in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner in the 4th Congressional District.
The Secretary of State’s office certified signatures for the two Friday afternoon. The primary is June 24.
They join state Sen. Scott Renfroe and and Weld County District Attorney on the 4th CD ballot. Renfroe and Weld were nominated in the 4th CD assembly on April 11. Kirkymeyer was nominated but withdrew her nomination at the end of her speech, saying she was confident her signatures would qualify her for the ballot.
The Secretary of State’s office said 1,264 of Kirkmeyer’s 1,600 signatures and 1,077 of Laffey’s 1,990 signatures were valid. Congressional candidates needed 1,000 signatures to make the ballot.
The winner of the four-way primary will face Democrat Vic Meyers in the Nov. 4 general election. But the 4th CD is heavily Republican, encompassing the Eastern Plains from Wyoming to New Mexico.
Gardner — who is serving his second term in the seat — is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall.