Colorado AFL-CIO won’t endorse Bennet in U.S. Senate race

Author: Ernest Luning - May 23, 2016 - Updated: May 24, 2016

The state's largest coalition of labor unions voted on Saturday to sit out Colorado's U.S. Senate race rather than endorse U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet because of the Democrat’s position on a controversial international trade agreement.

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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.