Republicans charge forward to November

Colorado conservatives move forward to November with Bob Beauprez, Cory Gardner, Ken Buck, Mike Coffman, Doug Lamborn, and Scott Tipton at the helm of the GOP's statewide team.

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BOB BEAUPREZ:

Former Rep. Bob Beauprez won the Colorado GOP primary for governor on Tuesday, besting immigration hardliner Tom Tancredo as the Republican establishment breathed a sigh of relief.

With 86 percent of precincts reporting, Beauprez raked in 30.4 percent of the vote. Tancredo followed with 26.5 percent; Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler with 23.4 percent; and Mike Kopp, former state Senate minority leader, took 19.7 percent, according to The Associated Press.

Many in the Colorado establishment, along with outside figures such as Mitt Romney and Eric Cantor, backed Beauprez, ultimately coming to see him as the most electable candidate to take on Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in November.

(Full primary election results here)


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KEN BUCK:

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KUSA - Weld County prosecutor and Tea Party favorite Ken Buck won the Republican primary election for Colorado's 4th Congressional District Tuesday night.

Eastern Colorado and parts of Denver's southern suburbs are part of the district.

Early Tuesday night 9NEWS political analyst Floyd Ciruli called Buck as the winner.

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DOUG LAMBORN:

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SOURCE: Roll Call

Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican, barely bested his GOP primary challenger, ret. Air Force Gen. Bentley Rayburn Tuesday evening.

Lamborn had 53 of the vote at the time The Associated Press called the race. Rayburn trailed by 6 points.

Lamborn had a primary scare in 2012 and prevailed. Even so, his fundraising this time was lackluster. Earlier this month, Rayburn raised $10,000 more than Lamborn in the pre-primary reporting period.

The race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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SCOTT TIPTON:

SOURCE: The Pueblo Chieftain

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., won his primary election race with Palisade peach grower David Cox on Tuesday, with the two-term congressman getting 75 percent of the vote, while Cox received 25 percent.

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The preliminary count was a 36,313-12,279 vote.

Tipton, 56, and the owner of a Cortez pottery company, now moves on to face Pueblo Democrat Abel Tapia in the November election.

“I look forward to getting on with the job of working for all the residents of the 3rd Congressional District,” Tipton said in a statement Tuesday night.