RNC members Vera Ortegon, George Leing urge Colorado Republicans to stick with primary election

Author: Ernest Luning - September 22, 2017 - Updated: September 22, 2017

Colorado's Republican National Committee members are joining the chorus of GOP stalwarts urging the party's central committee to reject a proposal to opt out of the primary election next year rather than allow unaffiliated voters to participate.

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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.