Walker Stapleton secures GOP nomination for Colorado Governor’s race

Posted at 7:35 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 21:35:14-04

WASHINGTON (AP) – State Treasurer Walker Stapleton has won the Republican primary for Colorado governor.

Stapleton secured the nomination Tuesday against businessmen Victor Mitchell, Doug Robinson and Greg Lopez.

Stapleton led a field that collectively vowed to defend any attempt to tamper with Colorado’s constitutional Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, which leaves it to voters to approve tax hikes. He also aligned himself with President Donald Trump on immigration, health care and the federal tax plan.

Stapleton has aired an ad in which he states, "I’ll stand with Donald Trump to get illegal aliens who commit crimes deported." In the ad, Stapleton blames Congress for an immigration policy that separates children from their parents along the border.

State law prohibits Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper from serving a third consecutive term.

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