GOP state senator launches governor challenge


PARKER | A Republican state senator known for gun-rights advocacy is challenging Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper next year.

Sen. Greg Brophy of Wray said Sunday easing new gun control laws and limiting government are among his top priorities.

Brophy joins a Republican slate hoping to challenge Hickenlooper, who is expected to run for re-election.

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo is also in the race, and Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler have said they’re considering running.