GOP Senate candidates bash Bennet, attempt to stand out in crowded field at first forum

Author: Ernest Luning - February 13, 2016 - Updated: February 13, 2016

A stage full of Republican Senate candidates Thursday night took swing after swing at U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, repeatedly tying the Democrat to President Barack Obama and blaming him for everything from a ballooning federal deficit to an unstable and dangerous Middle East. “Every one of the candidates we have on stage tonight will make a better […]

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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.