Arapahoe County Democrats Archives - Colorado Politics

Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 27, 201731min251

Arapahoe County Democrats say they’re working to resolve racial tensions within the party after a years-old remark about “too many blacks” running for office in the county resurfaced recently on social media and in a newspaper article, reigniting a long-simmering controversy. The conflict stems from a candidate training session conducted by party officials in Aurora nearly three years ago when comments — there’s sharp disagreement whether the handful of words were overly blunt, too clumsy, poorly chosen, insensitive or downright racist — left some uncomfortable and others offended, while still others contend the words were misinterpreted beyond recognition. But it’s what happened next that stoked rancor that persists years later, and that’s what party officials say they are determined to mend.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 14, 20175min160

Colorado Democrats are conducting a mail-ballot vote this month to decide whether to conclude an unfinished election for a statewide vice chair position by awarding posts to the top three finalists. The post of 2nd vice chair has gone unfilled since last month’s party reorganization meeting when none of the candidates won a majority of the vote after multiple rounds of balloting.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningOctober 20, 201621min199

When state Sen. Morgan Carroll addressed Arapahoe County Democrats the night of Sept. 24 at a fundraising dinner in Aurora, she sounded the alarm over the stakes of the upcoming election and struck an optimistic note about her chances to defeat U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the incumbent Republican who has represented the battleground seat for four terms.


Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottMarch 2, 20168min124
Democratic caucusgoers in House District 41 packed Overland High School in Aurora Tuesday night to stand for their candidate. And to stand in line. Organizers estimated before the caucus started that about 1,300 people would show up from the 40 precincts in House District 41. But Jeff Moser, the site manager at Overland, said the […]

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