Two Denver Democrats launch primary challenges against state Rep. Paul Rosenthal

Author: Ernest Luning - January 27, 2018 - Updated: January 29, 2018

State Rep. Paul Rosenthal, the Denver Democrat hit with an allegation of sexual harassment that was dismissed earlier this month, is facing primary challenges from two Democrats in the southeast Denver House District 9 seat he's represented for three terms — social worker and educator Emily Sirota and veteran policy advocate Ashley Wheeland.

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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. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.