FILE – In this July 23, 2014 file photo, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, left, gestures while he and visiting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, make a campaign stop at diner in Denver. According to a poll released Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, Beauprez has jumped ahead of Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper by 10 points, placing the incumbent behind by a substantial margin for the first time in the race. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)