Colorado Republican Beauprez concedes defeat in governor's race

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Posted: Nov 05, 2014 6:02 PM

DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado's Republican challenger for governor, former Representative Bob Beauprez, conceded defeat on Wednesday after a tight race against Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper.

"Unfortunately at this point, even with a handful of counties still reporting, there just aren't enough options to get us across the finish line," Beauprez said in a statement. "I just spoke with Governor Hickenlooper. We had a good conversation and I congratulated him on a hard fought race."

(Reporting by Keith Coffman; Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)