Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks during a debate with his opponent, Republican candidate for governor Bob Beauprez, in Denver, Monday Oct. 6, 2014. Gov. Hickenlooper is facing one of the toughest re-election fights of his political career. Several polls suggest he’s in a close race against Beauprez, a former member of the U.S. House. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)