Steve Barlock Archives - Colorado Politics

Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 11, 201813min428

I'LL SEE YOUR BERNIE AND RAISE A JOYCE FOSTER ... The battle of the bold-faced names is on in the House District 9 Democratic primary, where three-term incumbent state Rep. Paul Rosenthal is facing two candidates seeking to dislodge him from the southeast Denver seat. Less than a week had passed since Bernie Sanders — yes, that Bernie Sanders — endorsed Rosenthal challenger Emily Sirota when Rosenthal rolled out a Bernie endorsement of his own from Bernie Steinberg — yes, that Bernie Steinberg — to counter it.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 31, 20188min1044

As far as the room full of Republicans packed inside the Tech Center brew pub was concerned, President Donald Trump was making the State of the Union great again. It was standing-room-only Tuesday night at a watch party attended by more than 100 metro-area Republicans, who took over a side room at the CB & Potts in Englewood to witness the president deliver his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 19, 20184min5200

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.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 18, 20184min3220

Flu season collided with campaign season this week, sidelining Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo for a few days and keeping him from participating Wednesday night in a forum sponsored by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans — after organizers initially said Tancredo couldn't take part but then relented after his supporters raised a hue and cry and enough money to help sponsor the forum.