Four Republicans hope to succeed Rep. Cory Gardner in Colorado

Photo: Elections feature size (iStock)U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner shook up Colorado's Fourth Congressional District when he decided to run for the U.S. Senate.

One of the Senate candidates, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, then switched races. Buck is one of four Republicans in Tuesday's primary seeking to succeed Gardner.

The others are Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, former Rhode Island politician and Larimer County resident Steve Laffey and state Sen. Scott Renfroe.

The district is heavily Republican and includes Greeley, Castle Rock and parts of the eastern plains.

CPR’s Pat Mack talks with Denver Post political reporter Lynn Bartels and has a preview.