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TRAIL MIX | Did Jeffco’s purple mountains just turn blue?

Author: Ernest Luning - November 23, 2018 - Updated: November 23, 2018

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As goes Jeffco, so goes Colorado. That adage about suburban Jefferson County’s bellwether status has been mostly true for decades, so what happened on Election Day has Republican stalwarts sounding the alarm.

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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.