Ernest Luning, The Gazette

Ernest Luning

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Recent articles by Ernest:

Gabby Giffords group throws weight behind Hickenlooper

One of the most prominent national gun control advocacy groups will be spending big to support Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper, and another has endorsed the former Colorado governor, → Read More

In elections, the upset specials are few and far between

In the final days before the vote was counted in Colorado’s Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Cory Gardner, former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff was → Read More

PRIMARY 2020 | As decision day nears, Hickenlooper and Romanoff campaigns make final say

Condolences, however, replaced campaigning with the news late Sunday that Andrew Romanoff's father had passed away. → Read More

Polis set to headline Biden campaign's virtual Pride celebration in Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to take part Tuesday in the Biden campaign's virtual Pride celebration in Colorado, the campaign said. → Read More

ELECTION 2020 | Poll shows primary voters overwhelmingly choose Hickenlooper

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper holds a commanding lead over former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff with less than a week to go until votes are counted in Colorado's Democratic U.S. → Read More

Hickenlooper nabs endorsements from former presidential primary rivals Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker

Two more Democrats who sought the presidential nomination alongside John Hickenlooper endorsed the former Colorado governor's U.S. Senate campaign Saturday. → Read More

Romanoff turns iconic Hickenlooper 'shower' ad on Senate primary rival

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has turned his primary opponent's famous TV ad about going negative into an attack ad of his own in a spot that starts airing → Read More

Hickenlooper wins endorsement from national gun safety organization

Saying he helped pass gun control legislation in a purple state "before it was politically expedient," national gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund on Tuesday endorsed former Colorado → Read More

Strife of the party: Infighting, controversies drag down 'marquee' El Paso GOP

For decades, it’s been generally accepted that Republican candidates can’t win statewide in Colorado without solid GOP turnout in El Paso County, and the same holds true for Republican presidential → Read More

Judge rejects Klingenschmitt lawsuit seeking spot in GOP primary for El Paso County commissioner

A district court judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Gordon Klingenschmitt that sought to add the former state lawmaker's name to next month's Republican primary in an El → Read More

Polis expects restaurants can reopen across Colorado next week under COVID-19 guidelines

Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday that he anticipates restaurants will be able to reopen statewide by the middle or end of next week under guidelines his office plans to finalize → Read More

Gardner campaign tweaks ad after AAA Colorado asks for removal of iconic logo

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's campaign is editing its first television advertisement to remove the brief display of AAA Colorado's distinctive logo after the venerable motorists' organization reminded the candidate that → Read More

Sen. Gardner says he will face Democratic nominee in Gazette debate, four others

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Wednesday said he has accepted invitations to five fall debates and issued a challenge to the Democrat who wins the U.S. Senate nomination to → Read More

Colorado GOP candidate's restaurant served restraining order for offering sit-down dining

"How is it safer to walk the aisles of Wal-Mart than to eat a meal at Shooters Grill?" Lauren Boebert told Colorado Politics in a statement. → Read More

Colorado Republican chief Ken Buck creates commission to examine ballot access issues

The move follows a tumultuous month that thrust Buck and the state party into the national spotlight after the GOP's top governing bodies voted to add a candidate who claimed → Read More

Weld County GOP chair alleges election fraud by Republican officers, including Buck aide

In an exclusive interview with Colorado Politics on Friday, Buck said that he hasn't had any involvement with the matter "on purpose, because one of my staffers was involved," adding → Read More

Struggles to make the ballot are an election tradition in Colorado

Like clockwork, Colorado’s county clerks on Thursday were awaiting a certified primary ballot from the Secretary of State’s Office, telling them which candidates have qualified for the ballot clerks will → Read More

Judge denies Garcia's bid, clinching Hickenlooper-Romanoff primary for Senate

Lorena Garcia took her case to federal court after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled she didn't collect enough signature on her nominating petitions. The high court rejected a Denver District → Read More

Poll: Coloradans overwhelmingly support coronavirus restrictions, requiring masks in public

An even larger share — 78% — of metro-area residents approve of their local officials' decisions to extend stricter "stay-at-home" orders through this week. → Read More

New Colorado poll shows Hickenlooper widening lead over Sen. Gardner

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper leads U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner by 18 percentage points in Colorado's U.S. Senate race, according to a poll from Colorado firms released Wednesday. → Read More