Baumgardner top lines in SD 8 GOP primary - Colorado Politics

Baumgardner top lines in SD 8 GOP primary

Author: Ernest Luning - April 20, 2012 - Updated: April 20, 2012

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, won top line on the June primary ballot over incumbent state Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, at the Senate District 8 Republican assembly on Friday. Baumgardner, a rancher and two-term House member, got 119 delegate votes, nearly twice as many as White, a former teacher and tourism-business owner, who […]

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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.