Scott Gessler Shines In Straw Poll For Governor

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Scott Gessler Shines In Straw Poll For Governor

From The Denver Post

Secretary of State Scott Gessler is the winner of a straw poll for gubernatorial candidates conducted during Tuesday night’s GOP precinct caucuses, although results are incomplete and not every county asked for a show of hands.

Former Congressman Bob Beauprez only entered the race Monday, but he came in second behind Gessler in several counties, including Adams, Broomfield, Douglas and Larimer.

“This is a tribute to Gessler. He worked it really hard and it shows,” said former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who was third or fourth in several counties but is trying to get on the ballot through the signature-petition process.

In the GOP U.S. Senate race, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who jumped in only last week, crushed state Sen. Owen Hill in Larimer, Adams, Broomfield and Douglas counties. The two were nearly tied in Pueblo County, with Gardner at 44 percent and Hill at 42 percent. Hill could not be reached for comment.

Arapahoe, Denver, Jefferson and Mesa are among the counties that didn’t conduct straw polls, and some of the counties that did participate noted that the results on their web sites did not include all precinct results.

In the governor’s race, seven Republicans want the chance to win the June 24 GOP primary and a chance to unseat Democrat John Hickenlooper in November.

Read the full story from Lynn Bartels on The Denver Post