News

Colorado Republicans cancel contract with Best Western over nonexistent NRA snub

Author: Ernest Luning - March 13, 2018 - Updated: March 13, 2018

2016-GOP-Cleveland_Luni-T-1024x609.jpg
The Colorado Republican Party had arranged to hold a fundraising dinner and a slew of district assemblies at the Best Western hotel in Longmont on the eve of the party’s state assembly in Boulder next month. But after party officials got wind that the hotel chain had ended its affiliation with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the state GOP decided to move its operations to another hotel on the south side of Denver, nearly 50 miles away. For a while, that was the official story.

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

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.