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Gay veteran drops out of primary, accepts newly created party post

Author: Ernest Luning - November 11, 2011 - Updated: November 11, 2011

Conservative blog suggests “illegal bribe” may have been offered A gay veteran who last month launched a primary challenge against three-term state Rep. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, dropped his bid Monday while at the same time accepting a newly created volunteer post to advise the state Democratic Party on veterans’ affairs. The announcement that Lakewood resident […]

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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.