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Coffman, Carroll spar over debate schedule

Author: Ernest Luning - September 2, 2016 - Updated: September 3, 2016

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A dispute about debates between Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and his challenger, state Sen. Morgan Carroll, ramped up this week as both sides charged the other with ducking confrontations, all while framing the controversy in what has become familiar invective in the hotly contested 6th Congressional District race.

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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.