A response from the Rocky Mountain News is detailed bellow.
It was primary night. Parties were being held, candidates were determining their fates, and the Rocky Mountain News was declaring the wrong winner in the 5th congressional district.
A picture obtained from RedState.com, a conservative blog site, shows that the News declared Republican Jeff Crank the winner of the CD-5 primary, when the real winner was later found to be Doug Lamborn, another GOP candidate in the race.
As Confidant Cara DeGette reported last night, Lamborn upset his competitors by taking the race when all of the absentee ballots were finally tallied:
According to the picture, the report was published past typical news “prime time,” at 10:34 pm. A request to speak with a News editor about the issue was denied.
UPDATE: A response from John Temple, Editor, President & Publisher of the Rocky Mountain News, in an E-Mail:
A screen shot of the Rocky Mountain News website, declaring Crank the winner.