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Apr 11, 2014 12:56 PM by David Randall

GOP begins whittling Colorado governor hopefuls

DENVER (AP) - Seven Republicans are vying for the right to challenge Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this fall, including two former congressmen and the secretary of state.

But not all seven will make it to a primary vote in June.

Colorado Republicans start whittling the list of nominees Saturday at their statewide assembly, held this year in Boulder. There, some of the gubernatorial hopefuls will address party activists in an attempt to win a spot on primary ballots.

But the path to nomination in Colorado is complex, and not all candidates will be at the assembly.

Republicans are also choosing primary candidates for U.S. Senate and other statewide contests, but those primaries aren't as competitive as the governor's race.

Democrats are meeting, too, with little competition for the top spots.

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