YESTERYEAR: Republicans test waters to challenge Wirth’s bid for another Senate term
Author: Ernest Luning - November 3, 2016 - Updated: November 10, 2016
Twenty-five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … So far only one Republican had emerged to challenge U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth, who was gearing up to run for a second term in 1992, but plenty of others were sniffing around.
Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.