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Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 22, 201722min3678

Congressional candidate Darryl Glenn likes to tell a story about a woman he met at a farmer’s market earlier this summer. “She was an older black lady, independent,” he says. “I stopped by and introduced myself, and she was like, ‘You’re a — Republican?’” He scowled like he was sniffing a carton of milk that had turned. “‘I’ve never seen a Republican,’ she said. ‘Why should I even listen to you?’ And I was like, ‘Ma’am, I just want to have a conversation with you.’” Then he leans in, animated at the memory of their exchange.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 29, 20174min523

Colorado Republicans U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman tore into President Donald Trump's latest Twitter tirade on Thursday after the president targeted two news hosts with insults. Coffman said in his own tweet that  the president's tweets are "beneath the dignity of his office," while Gardner called Trump's outburst "wrong" and said children are taught not to talk that way.


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Michael McGradyMichael McGradyAugust 15, 201621min478

In an unorthodox election year, conservative Republicans had something to get pumped up about this last weekend in Denver. While some pollsters claim Colorado has lost its political classification as a battleground state this election cycle, RedState.com, an unabashedly conservative blog, chose Colorado’s biggest city to rally — and in some cases even console — conservatives. RedState hosted its annual “Gathering” event in Denver Aug. 12-14, drawing a convergence of conservative Republicans from across Colorado and the country on the downtown Grand Hyatt Hotel. The eighth annual event was a star-studded conservative spectacle focused around an intensive series of lectures on activism, economics, and policy, but not without a heaping-helping of 2016 Republican restlessness.


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Mike LittwinMike LittwinJuly 20, 20168min478

I have to give Cory Gardner credit. When faced with a choice, he stood up — or actually ducked out, but still pretty much the same thing — for principle. OK, he wouldn’t say what the principle was exactly. And, being Cory Gardner, he didn’t feel the need to explain any of it to voters. In other words, it wasn’t quite a give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death moment, but still.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 29, 201610min443

Riding a wave of endorsements from some of the nation’s top conservatives, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn emerged Tuesday from a crowded Republican primary field to face U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in November. Glenn, who describes himself as an “unapologetic Christian, constitutional conservative, pro-life, Second Amendment-loving American,” jolted the state GOP for the second time this election cycle with a double-digit win over four vastly better-funded opponents, including two wealthy businessmen who poured millions of dollars into their campaigns.