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Stapleton Wins GOP Primary for Colorado Governor

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Walker Stapleton. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 10:19 PM

State Treasurer Walker Stapleton has won the Republican primary for Colorado governor.

Stapleton secured the nomination Tuesday against businessmen Victor Mitchell, Doug Robinson and Greg Lopez.

Stapleton led a field that collectively vowed to defend any attempt to tamper with Colorado's constitutional Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, which leaves it to voters to approve tax hikes. He also aligned himself with President Donald Trump on immigration, health care and the federal tax plan.

State law prohibits Gov. John Hickenlooper from serving a third consecutive term.

Colorado hasn't elected a Republican governor since Bill Owens, who served from 1999-2007.

Tuesday's primary was the first in which unaffiliated voters, the state's largest voting bloc, could participate in one or the other of the major party primaries.

ndependent voters, the state's largest voting bloc, to cast ballots in either the Democratic or Republican races but not both.

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State Treasurer Walker Stapleton has won the Republican primary for Colorado governor.Stapleton secured the nomination Tuesday against businessmen Victor Mitchell, Doug Robinson and Greg Lopez.
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