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Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 14, 20175min1084

Two Lakewood Republicans are considering whether to challenge U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's bid for a seventh term in the 7th Congressional District, Colorado Politics has learned. Jerry Natividad, who mounted a brief campaign last year for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet, and Mark Barrington, who has run for legislative and city council seats, both said they're thinking about running for the seat — particularly after Perlmutter said in April he was running for governor and wouldn't seek reelection, then dropped from the gubernatorial field in July and then declared in August he was back in the congressional race.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 1, 201611min382

Colorado voters turned out at higher rates than all but two other states in the Nov. 8 general election, with most credit given to mail-in ballots. The 2016 general election was the first presidential election year with mail-in ballots used across Colorado, which had more than 71 percent of voters mark and return their ballots. Only Minnesota, with 74 percent, and New Hampshire, at 73 percent, were higher, according to figures from the United States Elections Project, an online information source that provides election statistics, electoral laws, research reports and other information regarding the U.S. electoral system. The national voter turnout average was 58 percent.



Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 1, 201112min247
Senators, governor hear concerns If Colorado businesses and politicians want to foster an environment where innovation can thrive — and jobs are plentiful — then they need to collaborate in a number of areas, including luring venture capital to the state, setting aside partisan bickering, and encouraging government officials to take a longer view when […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 18, 201115min286
The race for Colorado Republican Party chair was upended last week by two-term Chairman Dick Wadhams’ unexpected withdrawal but the dust is still settling. This week, a fourth candidate joined the race while three other Republicans weighed whether to run, including a former statewide candidate and two local chairmen from key swing counties. State Republican […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 4, 201115min293
The next chair of the Colorado Democratic Party won’t stand for it if outsiders try to influence a state primary. All three Democrats running for state party chair agreed during a forum at a union hall in Lakewood on Jan. 29 when challenged by an audience member — the outspoken John H. Kennedy — to […]

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