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Video: Top Colorado Democrats call Clinton most qualified candidate in field

Author: Ernest Luning - February 25, 2016 - Updated: February 26, 2016

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Several of Colorado’s leading current and former Democratic officials called Hillary Clinton the most qualified presidential candidate in the field — some going so far as to say she’s the most qualified candidate in living memory — at a news conference Thursday at Denver’s Civic Center. Just five days before Colorado’s Democratic caucuses, the Clinton campaign hauled out some of its top endorsers in the state to argue that she has what it takes to defeat Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the caucus straw poll.

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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.