5 things you NEED to know about the primary election

It's finally upon us! Today is the 2014 Primary Election! Polling places will be open until 7 p.m. tonight.

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SOURCE: KKTV

Republicans are deciding on candidates to challenge for the governor's office, U.S. House of Representatives and legislative seats that could tip the balance of power in the state Senate. Also, a Front Range community will make clear its opinion on hydraulic fracturing. Here are five things to know about Colorado's primary elections Tuesday:

FOUR-WAY GOVERNOR CONTEST

Four Republicans want to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. Polling is spotty and turnout is expected to be low, so even GOP insiders say they're not sure who will take the contest. The candidates: Former U.S. Reps. Bob Beauprez and Tom Tancredo, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former state Sen. Mike Kopp. The winner faces an uphill race against Hickenlooper, who has a sizable fundraising advantage and has led all the Republican hopefuls in hypothetical polling matchups.

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