DGA Statement on Colorado's General Election for Governor
WASHINGTON, DC—Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, tonight issued the following statement regarding primary results in Colorado and the general election for governor:
“Under Governor John Hickenlooper’s bipartisan, business-oriented leadership, Colorado has made tremendous economic progress over the last four years. The unemployment rate has dropped from 9.1 percent to 5.8 percent, the state has improved from 40th to 4th in the nation for job creation, and we’ve seen 31 consecutive months of job growth. By working with business leaders to drive Colorado-based ideas, innovations, and solutions, Governor Hickenlooper has helped build an economy that’s stronger and fairer for the middle class.
“In stark contrast, Republicans have nominated longtime Congressman Bob Beauprez. Since his historic, 17-point defeat eight years ago, Beauprez has given voice to extremism and rigid partisanship as a fringe radio host. While Both Ways Bob will spend the next few months trying to use the double-talk he mastered as a Washington politician trying to explain away his troubling record and radical views on everything from the imminent threat of Sharia law to the ‘hoax’ of climate change, voters won’t be fooled. We look forward to Governor Hickenlooper’s reelection in November.”