Drew Curtis, the founder of Fark.com who has been working to get on the ballot as an Independent in 2015, submitted more than 5,000 signatures Monday and qualified for the gubernatorial election.
The Curtis campaign entered the secretary of state’s office Monday with what they said was around 10,000 signatures, double the number needed to be on the ballot in Kentucky. The signatures were turned in before the deadline for independent candidates Tuesday.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes released a statement Monday confirming the Curtis campaign had the required signatures and will appear on the ballot.
Curtis and his wife and running mate, Heather Curtis, will join Democratic candidate Jack Conway and running mate Sannie Overly and Republican candidate Matt Bevin and running mate Jenean Hampton on the gubernatorial ballot in November.
The Kentucky Chamber will continue to follow the 2015 race here on Bottom Line and will have interviews leading up to the election.