Hickenlooper Claims Narrow Re-Election Win Over Beauprez

November 5, 2014 4:40 PM

Hickenlooper Claims Narrow Re-Election Win Over Beauprez
" DENVER (CBS4) - John Hickenlooper declared victory over challenger Bob Beauprez on Wednesday morning, providing Colorado Democrats with one of their few bright spots this midterm.

“The voters of Colorado have spoken,” Hickenlooper said. “What I want to express first and foremost is gratitude. We are incredibly grateful that we have earned a second term as Colorado’s governor.”

With 94 percent of precincts reporting at 9 a.m., Hickenlooper led Beauprez 48 percent to 47 percent. Approximately 22,000 votes separated the two.

Hickenlooper spoke to supporters at 9:30 a.m. and thanked a long list of integral campaign workers.

“Thank you, Colorado. We owe it all to you,” Hickenlooper said.

Beauprez sent out a statement to the media and also posted it on his website about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that he was conceding the race to Hickenlooper. He stated there just weren’t enough options to win the race, even with a handful of counties still counting ballots.

A portion of the statement reads: There are so many people who worked so hard, and words can’t express our gratitude "

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