Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 28, 20175min1390

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday rolled out the red carpet to welcome Democrat Levi Tillemann into an already crowded primary race for the chance to challenge GOP incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado's 6th Congressional District. Sounding positively gleeful, NRCC regional spokesman Jack Pandol used the occasion to invoke tried-and-true GOP bogeyman Nancy Pelosi — five times in 10 sentences — and mock early Democratic frontrunner Jason Crow, even throwing in the still-tender rift between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters for good measure.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMay 30, 20177min2101

A local conservative organization is charging that Democrat Levi Tillemann is only pretending to be weighing a bid for Congress and has demanded the Aurora resident make his campaign official. But the former Obama administration official insists he’s staying “well within the boundaries” of federal election law and plans to decide soon whether or not to join an already crowded primary field for the chance to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in next year’s election.


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsAugust 10, 20166min851

The 2016 Democratic National Convention was the most exciting, inspiring, spiritual convention that I have ever attended — and I have attended every DNC Convention since 1964. Exciting because every notable Democratic leader in the country was there either on stage or in the hall. Inspiring because it highlighted a Muslim American family who shared their pain about the loss of their son and demonstrated how we should all handle our pain as Americans. Spiritual because of the energy in the hall reflected in the signs — “Love trumps Hate” — in the songs — “What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love” — and in Hillary Clinton’s speech as she advocated for more love and kindness, and policies that help middle and low-income Americans.


Aaron HarberAaron HarberAugust 2, 201613min600

Hillary Clinton’s substantial post-Convention bump in the polls was not a surprise to those who attended the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Having created a well scripted Hollywood production, the Democrats seized the Ronald Reagan theme of “Morning In America” and, in a jiu-jitsu move, took advantage of the Republicans’ “Nighttime In America” theme, trumpeted best by their presidential nominee, which posited the country was in decline. The contrast in themes was stark yet both have the potential to appeal to millions of people.