5th Congressional District Archives - Colorado Politics
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Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 22, 201722min27270

Congressional candidate Darryl Glenn likes to tell a story about a woman he met at a farmer’s market earlier this summer. “She was an older black lady, independent,” he says. “I stopped by and introduced myself, and she was like, ‘You’re a — Republican?’” He scowled like he was sniffing a carton of milk that had turned. “‘I’ve never seen a Republican,’ she said. ‘Why should I even listen to you?’ And I was like, ‘Ma’am, I just want to have a conversation with you.’” Then he leans in, animated at the memory of their exchange.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 27, 20173min1980

Tom Strand isn't planning on giving up his seat on the Colorado Springs City Council to run for Congress against Republican Doug Lamborn, the entrenched 5th Congressional District incumbent up for election next year. Strand said his obligations to the council — he was elected as an at-large member in 2015, and as chairman of the Utilities Board are critically important.