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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 28, 201719min565

Even though supporters chanted, “Run, Ed, run!” as he took the stage Saturday at a union hall in north Denver, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter stopped short of stepping into next year’s Colorado gubernatorial race, instead telling the assembled Democrats he’s “seriously looking” at running but has some details to work out before declaring his candidacy.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 23, 20178min580

Democrat Cary Kennedy said Thursday she’s “seriously considering” a run for governor next year and plans to announce her decision by next month, while the two declared Democratic candidates joined her in heaping praise on former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar after his announcement Wednesday night that he would be sitting out what could be a competitive brawl for the nomination.


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Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 23, 201640min370

DENVER — Good morning and congratulations on soaring through another Monday and successfully into Ride the Wind Day. Ironic since Colorado's skies are full of national political figures riding the cool mountain currents and burning rubber down our own little old airstrips this week — all before teacher (us) calls them back in from (congressional) recess Sept. 5. "Teachers, winds, flying machines ... mix metaphors much?" you ask me. Yeah, yeah, let's just move on, shall we? ...


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Lynn BartelsLynn BartelsJune 7, 20164min450

Colorado’s newest lieutenant governor has already appointed a judge, learned how to do the Ute tribal bear dance and reached out to her other colleagues in the executive branch, including Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne has met with Williams, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Treasurer Walker Stapleton, as well as various lawmakers and cabinet secretaries. “I want to extend my hand and my ear,” Lynne said, after her meeting today with the secretary of state in his office.


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Lynn BartelsLynn BartelsMay 17, 20166min480

Donna Lynne officially became Colorado’s 49th lieutenant governor after she took the oath of office at the state Capitol in front of friends, family and a whole lot of political folks. Lynne told Gov. John Hickenlooper during the ceremony on Thursday it was a good thing he didn’t choose her as his running mate when he first ran for governor in 2010 because her maiden name was Schleinkofer. The idea of a Hickenlooper-Schleinkofer ticket got a laugh during the light-hearted ceremony. Hickenlooper picked Joe Garcia, the president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, to run with him on the Democratic ticket, and the pair was re-elected in 2014. Garcia announced last fall he was returning to education, and Hickenlooper in March announced Lynne would succeed Garcia.