Skip to comments.Colorado Gov Race: Holtzman (R) leads Ritter (D)
Posted on 01/26/2006 2:17:42 PM PST by PikesPeakGOP
January 26, 2006--As candidates for the open governor's seat in Colorado jockey for position, Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper leads in prospective match-ups against the Republicans most prominently vying for the GOP nomination (see crosstabs). The heavily courted mayor has yet to declare his candidacy.
Matched against Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez, Hickenlooper leads 43% to 38% in our survey of 500 likely voters. Matched against University of Denver President Marc Holtzman, Hickenlooper leads more comfortably, 46% to 36%.
No other Democrat pursuing the nomination currently does as well. Former Denver district attorney Bill Ritter is neck and neck with Beauprez. Ritter narrowly trails Holtzman, 39% to 35%.
Democratic State Representative Gary Lindstrom has the most ground to cover. He trails Beauprez 43% to 32% and trails Holtzman 39% to 31%.
When either is matched against Beauprez, Hickenlooper and Ritter both gain 71% support from fellow Democrats. Lesser-known Lindstrom earns only 59% from likely Democratic voters when matched against Beauprez.
And welcome to FR.
Dottie Lamm is going after the highly-competitive 7th Congressional CD seat, opened up by Bob Beauprez's decision to run for governor instead.
A good resource for information on the Colorado governor's race from a grassroots/insider perspective is the Rocky Mountain Alliance's page: holtzmanvbeauprez.jsharf.com
Is Beauprez Hispanic?
No, he's french.