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GOP strategist Rove declares Colorado could be key to 2012

Author: Ernest Luning - June 3, 2011 - Updated: June 3, 2011

It could all come down to Colorado. That’s according to Republican strategist Karl Rove, who called Colorado “the quintessential swing state” and laid out a scenario to a group of Republicans in Denver that depicted the state as crucial to defeating President Barack Obama next year. “I hate to tell you, but you’re ground zero,” […]

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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. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.