Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 25, 20187min587

AND TYLER MAKES FOUR ... The number of candidates for Congress in Colorado — already at record-high levels — keeps growing. As Colorado Politics' Joey Bunch reports, Tyler Stevens, the former mayor of Green Mountain Falls and a current member of the town's board of trustees, tentatively threw his hat in the 5th Congressional District Republican primary ring this week, making it four GOP challengers trying to take out six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 18, 201816min1130

THEY GRABBED A CLIPBOARD ... It looks like a lot of Coloradans took the advice of a certain soon-to-be-former president. In his farewell address, delivered just over a week before leaving office, President Barack Obama said an oft-quoted line — "If you're disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself" — that might have launched a thousand candidacies, including quite a few here in Colorado.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningNovember 28, 20177min2715

Dan Baer, the former U.S. ambassador who launched a brief congressional campaign in Colorado's 7th District earlier this year, on Monday said recent reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be gutting the State Department and has been skipping diplomatic security briefings means it's time for the one-time oil executive to call it quits.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 14, 20175min1135

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.