Mayor race tightens, charges start flying

Author: Ernest Luning - April 22, 2011 - Updated: April 22, 2011

As Denver voters began returning ballots this week, the leading candidates for a spot in the June mayoral runoff have kept their heads down and their elbows out. It’s all about chasing votes in the city’s first all-mail municipal election, aides to the leading campaigns say, and each boasts a turnout machine they say will […]

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

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.