Robert L. "Bob" Beauprez (born September 22, 1948) is an American politician who is the Republican nominee for governor of Colorado in 2014.
He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 7th Congressional District of Colorado. He was the Republican nominee for governor of Colorado in 2006, endorsed by outgoing governor Bill Owens, but lost to Democratic Party nominee Bill Ritter in the November 7 election, 56 percent to 41 percent.
John Hickenlooper (D)
John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr. (born February 7, 1952) is an American politician and the 42nd and current Governor of Colorado. A member of the Democratic Party, Hickenlooper has served as Governor since 2011.
Born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, Hickenlooper is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Colorado School of Mines. Starting his career as geologist, Hickenlooper entered a career in business and cofounded the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. Hickenlooper was elected the 43rd Mayor of Denver in 2003, serving two terms until 2011.
After incumbent Governor Bill Ritter announced that he would not seek reelection, Hickenlooper announced his intentions to run for the Democratic nomination in January 2010. He won in an uncontested primary and faced Constitution Party candidate, former Representative Tom Tancredo, and Republican businessman Dan Maes in the general election, where he won with 51% of the vote. Hickenlooper was sworn into office on January 11, 2011.
Cory Gardner (R)
Cory Scott Gardner (born August 22, 1974) is the Republican U.S. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. In 2010, he defeated incumbent Democrat Betsy Markey. He was formerly a member of the Colorado House of Representatives.
Gardner announced his candidacy for the U. S. Senate in March 2014, quickly clearing the Republican primary field, and setting up the November 2014 race against incumbent Senator Mark Udall.
Mark Udall (D)
Mark Emery Udall (born July 18, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Democratic Party. From 1999 to 2009, Udall served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. He also previously served in the Colorado House of Representatives. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U. S. Representative Morris "Mo" Udall. The Udall family is one of America's more prolific political families.