Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 2, 201812min23640

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman plans to petition her way onto the Republican primary ballot for governor, but her modest fundraising, lack of a statewide organization and late start add up to long odds against her, say two GOP strategists who have managed successful signature-gathering efforts for statewide candidates in recent election cycles.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningOctober 25, 201712min67901

Although he hasn't launched a campaign yet, Tom Tancredo holds a wide lead in Colorado's crowded Republican gubernatorial primary field and is in a statistical tie with leading Democratic candidate Jared Polis, according to a survey conducted by the pollster who set up the polling and data operations for Donald Trump's  presidential campaign.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 7, 20178min3192

Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable found.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 9, 201611min169

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser called on a powerful conservative organization to rescind its endorsement of a primary opponent on Thursday after El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn questioned whether Keyser has been straight with voters about the activities that led to the Air Force intelligence officer winning a Bronze Star. Glenn, for his part, is sticking to his guns, while the outside group — the Senate Conservatives Fund — is doubling down on its endorsement.