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Lamborn challenger Owen Hill drops petitions, plans to seek ballot through GOP assembly

Author: Ernest Luning - March 9, 2018 - Updated: March 9, 2018

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State Sen. Owen Hill, one of four Republicans challenging U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, has dropped plans to circulate petitions and will put all his chips on the 5th Congressional District assembly to make the June primary ballot, the Colorado Springs lawmaker told Colorado Politics.

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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.