Seven candidates filed to appear on Colorado’s Republican presidential primary ballot

The filing deadline for the Colorado Republican presidential primary passed on Dec. 11, 2023, and the ballot listing was certified on Jan. 5, 2024. Seven candidates filed to appear on the March 5, 2024, ballot. In order to file, candidates had to submit a petition containing 5,000 signatures or pay a $500 filing fee. 

The following candidates filed:

  • Ryan Binkley
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
  • Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
  • Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
  • Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Former President Donald Trump 

On Dec. 13, 2023, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled to prohibit Trump from appearing on the ballot under the 14th Amendment. On Jan. 5, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court said it would review the decision, with oral arguments set for Feb. 8. In the ballot certification announcement, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) wrote, “The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision that Donald Trump is ineligible to appear on the Colorado Presidential Primary ballot. His name will appear on the 2024 Presidential Primary ballot as a result.”

Binkley, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Christie, DeSantis, Haley, Hutchinson, Ramaswamy, David Stuckenberg, and Trump have all filed to participate in five or more nominating contests. See the chart below for an overview of the number of candidates who have filed in each Republican presidential primary contest.

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