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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 19, 20184min1009

Republican Victor Mitchell topped a straw poll conducted Wednesday night by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans at a forum for gubernatorial candidates in Westminster. The entrepreneur and former state lawmaker garnered 38 percent of the vote, running well ahead of four other Republicans who participated in the forum and one — former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo — who didn't make it because of a bout with the flu.