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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 18, 20189min592

TREASURER HUNT ... There are six Republicans running for state treasurer, and if current trends continue, primary voters could have nearly that many to choose from in June. Two of the candidates — Denver businessman Brian Watson and state Rep. Polly Lawrence of Roxborough Park — have turned in petitions, which are awaiting verification but were both gathered with the assistance of top-notch firms, so chances are decent they'll both make the ballot.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 11, 201813min782

I'LL SEE YOUR BERNIE AND RAISE A JOYCE FOSTER ... The battle of the bold-faced names is on in the House District 9 Democratic primary, where three-term incumbent state Rep. Paul Rosenthal is facing two candidates seeking to dislodge him from the southeast Denver seat. Less than a week had passed since Bernie Sanders — yes, that Bernie Sanders — endorsed Rosenthal challenger Emily Sirota when Rosenthal rolled out a Bernie endorsement of his own from Bernie Steinberg — yes, that Bernie Steinberg — to counter it.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 25, 20189min3603

Describing himself as a "pragmatic decision-maker, not driven by an ideology," Greenwood Village Republican Toren Mushovic, a health care executive, attorney and Navy veteran, announced Thursday he's challenging state Rep. Jeff Bridges, the Democrat seeking a second term in one of the state's most competitive seats, Arapahoe County's House District 3.