Not to be outdone by the Democratic primary in Republican stronghold CD5, Larry Sarner of Loveland tossed his hat in the ring for the race in Congressional District 2, the seat currently occupied by Representative (and not, we repeat not, procurer of barnyard animals) Jared Polis.  Sarner will compete against Boulder County Republican chairman George Leing in the primary to see who gets a chance to unseat Polis in November.

Born in Iowa, but a resident of Colorado since 1959, Sarner has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado State University and another bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado.  While having never run for office before, Sarner has been active in local and state politics going back to the 60’s.

Good luck to Larry Sarner and George Leing.  If either of them play their cards right (and all of Boulder forgets to vote because of recreational pot), it can be their chief of staff renting goats and pigs for their Christmas party in a D.C. apartment come December!