YESTERYEAR: Bush clears brush, raises big bucks during Colorado visit

Author: Ernest Luning - August 25, 2016 - Updated: August 25, 2016

Fifteen Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … More than a year before the midterm elections, President George W. Bush made a stop in Colorado — his first since assuming the presidency — as part of his “Heartland” tour, signaling the start of the political season.

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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.