Former congressman Bob Beauprez enters governor’s race

DENVER—Bob Beauprez says he plans to do things a lot differently this time around.

The former Front Range congressmen who made a failed bid for Colorado governor in 2006 is trying again to win that job, but this time he must navigate through a field of six other candidates in order to win the Republican Party nomination and right to face Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in November.

But the man who lost the race against the last governor, Democrat Bill Ritter, by 17 percentage points said Tuesday things will be different.

“I’m smarter, I’m not going to make the same mistakes twice,” he said. “I take full responsibility for that. We didn’t run a very good campaign, and that’s my fault. Now, we have a very different environment, and I’m going to have a very different team. But the biggest difference is, now I’m running against an incumbent that we’ve got plenty of reasons to attack, and I intend to make that case.”

Read the full story in the Wednesday edition of The Daily Sentinel.


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