Beauprez Wins Republican Primary for Governor

BEAUPREZFormer U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez has won the Republican primary election for Colorado governor, besting three other candidates for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper.  Beauprez defeated another former congressman, Tom Tancredo, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former state Senator Mike Kopp in yesterday’s primary.  During his victory speech last night, Beauprez renewed his promise to freeze “all non-essential regulations,” on his first day in office.  He said “The real opponent in this was Hickenlooper. Colorado can do better, and we’re going to get better.”  Beauprez served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2006.  Routt County republicans were in line with that vote, with nearly 32 percent of them voting for Beauprez.  Moffat and Rio Blanco County republicans sided with Tom Tancredo.  Hickenlooper issued a statement after Beauprez’s win, saying he looks forward to discussing Colorado’s future with Beauprez.  Pictured:  Bob Beauprez