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Stapleton taps lawmaker as running mate, seeks middle ground


DENVER (AP) — In a bid to carve out middle ground in a polarized political environment, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton on Wednesday tapped Lang Sias, a pragmatic state lawmaker and former U.S. Navy pilot, to be his running mate.

Sias, a GOP state representative from the Denver suburb of Arvada, has flashed an independent streak, swapping his party registration from unaffiliated to Democratic and back again before joining the Republican Party in 2007.

He's only run for office as a Republican, losing a bid for Congress and two state Senate elections before he w...

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