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Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 22, 201631min714

Republican political consultant Dustin Olson has been at the center of national politics and numerous local campaigns — he and his wife, Carolyn, just celebrated the 10th anniversary of Olson Strategies & Advertising, their Colorado-based firm — but it was a few days he spent touring Civil War battlefields and shopping at Wal-Mart with a comic actor who once wrote speeches for Richard Nixon that propelled him on his path.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesSeptember 5, 20165min232

What if the Republican Party turns its back on its presidential nominee? The possibility that the Republican National Committee might abandon Donald Trump is remote. It's been discussed informally, though, by party leaders across the country in recent weeks. They fear the RNC could be wasting money and labor on a presidential candidate who has little chance of winning.


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Thomas BeaumontThomas BeaumontAugust 2, 20167min240

Less than four years ago, the Republican Party tapped a few respected party officials to help the GOP find its way forward. This week, one of them says she's leaving the party — driven out by Donald Trump. While not a household name, Sally Bradshaw's decision to leave the GOP rocked those who make politics their profession. The longtime aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was one of the five senior Republican strategists tasked with identifying the party's shortcomings and recommending ways it could win the White House after its losing 2012 presidential campaign.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 1, 20169min252

Local Republicans are sounding the alarm over the state of ground operations in Colorado following the exodus of more than half the paid field organizers working for the state party in the last month, although state and national GOP officials say the party has a heavier presence than ever before in Colorado and that they’re happy with where the operation stands just four months before the November election.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 13, 201612min639

Three Colorado Republicans are asking the Republican National Committee to unseat national convention delegates elected in April, alleging that the state party botched the election process to such an extent that the results should be thrown out. Another Republican is preparing a challenge — the deadline to file is Saturday — charging that the ballot for Republican National Convention delegates didn’t include her corresponding number, so it was impossible for anyone to vote for her, among other complaints.