Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, who suffered a big defeat in the 2006 gubernatorial contest, will get a second act in Colorado politics as the Republicans’ choice to try to defeat incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hicknlooper in November.
Republicans in a pair of suburban Denver districts nominated conservative, pro-gun rights candidates Tuesday to represent them in races that could give the GOP a majority in the state Senate for the first time in a decade.
Bob Beauprez is the Republican party’s choice to run for governor against Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper.
Coloradans made choices in three congressional primaries, a gubernatorial contest and a fracking moratorium in Tuesday’s primaries.
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez has won the Republican primary election for Colorado governor, besting three other candidates for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck has won the Republican primary election for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, defeating a state senator and two other Republicans.
Two-term congressman Scott Tipton has won the Republican primary election for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, defeating tea party activist David Cox.
Voting concludes on Tuesday in three Republican congressional primaries, including one for a rare open seat representing eastern Colorado.
Colorado Republicans are voting Tuesday to select a candidate to challenge Gov. John Hickenlooper in November, hopeful their primary nominee can buck Democratic momentum and the perception that the state has quickly turned liberal.
Republicans are deciding on candidates to challenge for the governor’s office, U.S. House of Representatives and legislative seats that could tip the balance of power in the state Senate.