Colorado primary results: Republican races set table for November election
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Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez won the Republican primary election for Colorado governor Tuesday night, besting three other candidates for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Beauprez defeated another former congressman, Tom Tancredo, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former state Sen. Mike Kopp on Tuesday's primary.
Also seeing a political revival is Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck, who cruised to victory in a GOP primary in the sprawling 4th Congressional District, Colorado's only open congressional seat.
Four-term Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn scraped by again Tuesday, besting a retired Air Force veteran who was mounting his third challenge in the 5th Congressional District. The district, centered in Colorado Springs, hasn't chosen a Democrat since its creation more than 40 years ago.
Republicans hoping to gain control of the Colorado Senate were watching two Jefferson County primary contests closely. Two GOP candidates backed by gun-rights activists were leading in early returns against Republicans considered more centrist. Laura Woods was leading Lang Sias, and Tony Sanchez was leading Mario Nicolais.
Loveland has rejected a fracking moratorium that would have made it the sixth community to limit or ban hydraulic fracturing. The two-year moratorium failed by about 1,000 votes, out of about 23,000 ballots cast.
Updated July 7, 2014 at 9:05 a.m. MT. Press "refresh" to reload page.
Check back throughout the day for updates. You can also find results for all 185 primary elections at the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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