Political mailers hit, miss marks as campaigns target voters

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

It’s that time of year — in an election year, at least — when campaign mailers are falling as thick as autumn leaves, and as Nov. 8 approaches, political pros say the barrage of postage-paid brochures will only grow.

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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.