Colorado governor’s race a close one until the end

Colorado governor’s race a close one until the end
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By Edward Stoner

DENVER — A Colorado governor’s race that few originally expected to be close was too close to call Tuesday night. Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper and GOP challenger Bob Beauprez traded leads hours after the polls closed. Beauprez hoped to cap a Republican resurgence that saw Rep. Cory Gardner defeat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Mike Coffman hold onto his suburban Denver congressional seat. Making History Colorado voters hadn’t booted an incumbent governor since 1962. But Beauprez sought to do so and become the first Republican to win the state’s top office since 2002. “If you’d asked me six months …

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