Ernest Luning

Dem legislative races begin to take shape

The Colorado Statesman

Democrats headed off one legislative primary and set up another at metro-area county assemblies held on Saturday.

In the jostling for an open, competitive seat in central Lakewood, political organizer Brittany Pettersen emerged unopposed as the Democratic nominee after a late entry in the House District 28 race against gay veteran Brian Carroll, who failed to qualify for the ballot at the district assembly at Lakewood High School.

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Update of Colorado’s top legislative races in 2012

The Colorado Statesman

Smack in the middle of what might be called Colorado’s political pre-season — both parties have concluded their caucuses, county assemblies are under way, and the primary ballot is still taking shape — dozens of legislative races are beginning to vie for attention in a year so far dominated by the presidential race.

Still too soon to determine who’s ahead in Colorado’s race for prez

GOP presidential candidates in battle for Colorado delegates
The Colorado Statesman

More than six weeks after Colorado Republicans handed a surprise upset victory to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in a caucus-night straw poll, it’s still too soon to tell which GOP presidential candidate has won the state.

Speculation about stuffed ballot boxes, old-style political intrigue erupts in Adams County

The Colorado Statesman

Adams County Democrats sent two-term Commissioner Alice Nichol packing at the county assembly on Saturday but not before a snag in the ballot count raised tensions that were already running high inside the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds in Brighton.

Assembly activities in full gear in Douglas County GOP stronghold

The Colorado Statesman

Like many of the Republicans gathering around the state for county assemblies this month, Highlands Ranch resident Arvina Barnes hasn’t been a very active participant in politics before this election season.

Young candidates in a hurry to replace 'Old Guard'

The Colorado Statesman

A bumper crop of young candidates promises to shake things up at the statehouse by bringing a fresh perspective and energetic voices if they’re elected this fall.

Caucus-lite for Dems on Super Tuesday

The Colorado Statesman

What a difference an incumbent president makes.

Just four years ago, there wasn’t a parking place to be found at Overland High School in Aurora, where Democrats from some 40 surrounding precincts gathered for caucuses.

Scalia urges audience not to reject possibility of miracles

Supreme Court Justice is mostly mum on political issues
The Colorado Statesman

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia urged Catholics to have “the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world” during a keynote address at a religious conference on Saturday at the Colorado Convention Center.

Jefferson County Republicans prep for Election Year victories

The Colorado Statesman

Jefferson County Republicans filled the Lakewood Elks Lodge to overflowing on Saturday for an unconventional Lincoln Day Luncheon and Candidate Roundup that featured a full slate of optimistic candidates and energized activists. The bellwether county is represented by Colorado’s three Democratic members of Congress and a number of swing races that could determine control of the state legislature.

Democratic caucuses will focus primarily on local races

The Colorado Statesman

Even as one of Colorado’s liveliest election seasons in memory begins to heat up in the key battleground state, Democratic precinct caucuses on March 6 promise to be mostly quiet occasions this year.