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‘Godspeed, rebels’: Democrat Gabriel McArthur withdraws from Colorado secretary of state race

Author: Ernest Luning - December 22, 2017 - Updated: December 24, 2017

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Quoting from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," self-described progressive Gabriel McArthur announced Thursday he's dropping out of the Democratic primary for secretary of state but intends to keep pushing for change and promoting kindness in the world.

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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.