Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 14, 20175min1180

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.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 13, 201720min921

“My name is Andy Kerr, and I am running for Congress,” the Democratic state senator told a crowd of family, friends, colleagues and supporters filling the gymnasium as he began his speech at Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the same way U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter — at that time a former state senator from a nearby district — introduced himself, approaching “every hand in the room that would shake his” a little over a decade ago when he was running in the Democratic primary for an open seat representing the 7th Congressional District, Kerr recalled.

Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 17, 20175min310
Colorado will be well-represented at Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities this week, as social media, announcements from attendees and lists from event organizers show. All of Colorado’s Republican and Democratic members of the House and Senate are expected to attend as of Tuesday. About 50 House Democrats are boycotting the event, citing the president-elect’s spat with Democratic […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicAugust 14, 201614min368

The maps on the wall at Democrat Rachel Zenzinger’s state Senate District 19 campaign headquarters in Arvada are a web of lines outlining voter precincts, each precinct speckled with marker colors. Some precincts are predominantly Republican, some predominantly Democratic, and there are numbers written onto each of them. “479-480” reads one of them, another “412-410.” In 2014, Zenzinger lost that first precinct to incumbent Republican Sen. Laura Woods by one vote. She won the second one by two votes. It’s an eye-popping map in part because so many of the voter totals are separated by ultraslim margins. “Yep, I know,” said Zenzinger looking up at the lines and numbers. “Every vote counts.”