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TRAIL MIX | Is it time for independent candidates to shine?

Author: Ernest Luning - July 13, 2018 - Updated: July 13, 2018

The independent slate of legislative candidates running under the Unite Colorado banner inched one step closer to getting on the ballot this week, potentially bringing them that much closer to doing something no independent Colorado candidate has done before — winning a seat in the General Assembly.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.