Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper wins second term

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper wins second term
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By Edward Stoner

DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has won a second term in office, narrowly defeating Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in a campaign that had the incumbent on the ropes for his positions on the death penalty and gun-control legislation. The contest was Hickenlooper’s toughest of his career, and although he stumbled at times, his victory showed that he continues to be a political force in this state. His victory came in a big year for Republicans here and nationwide. The race was much closer than anyone expected, and it was too close to call until Wednesday morning. “The voters …

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