Apr 24, 2014 3:16 AM by Bob Grotenhuis
DENVER (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez makes his first live pitch to Republican voters today in a Republican gubernatorial debate.
Three of the four candidates to challenge Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will participate in the KUSA debate - Beauprez, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former state Sen. Mike Kopp. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo says he won't debate fellow Republicans.
Today's debate is the first since Republicans whittled their primary field to four.
Beauprez has yet to make a personal pitch to fellow Republicans, having skipped the state assembly.
The debate comes a day after a poll suggested Hickenlooper leads his potential Republican challengers.
The poll from Quinnipiac University said 52 percent of Colorado voters approve of the job Hickenlooper is doing.