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2014 Debate | Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce | Denver, CO
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce | Denver, CO

2014 Debate

2014 U.S. Senatorial and Gubernatorial Candidate Debate

On October 6, 2014, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and its more than 20 partners hosted gubernatorial and U.S. senatorial debates focused on business and the economy—locally and globally—featuring incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper and challenger Bob Beauprez as well as incumbent Sen. Mark Udall and challenger Rep. Cory Gardner.

Hickenlooper and Beauprez touched on state issues, such as education, energy, marijuana and labor, while incumbent Udall and challenger Gardner addressed topics of national concern, including immigration, tax reform and health care. POLITICO senior congressional reporter Manu Raju served as moderator for both debates.

The Denver Metro Chamber is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse candidates; however, the Chamber does engage on issues of interest to the business community and is an active advocate on behalf of Chamber member employees and employers. You can find additional information and updates from the debate below including social media, press, pictures and video. If you have any specific questions please direct your questions to Jennifer Jones, Director of Public Affairs, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.



Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce · American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc · Associated General Contractors of Colorado · Aurora Chamber of Commerce · Aurora Economic Development Council · Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry · Colorado Association of Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors · Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce · Colorado Competitive Council · Colorado Contractors Association, Inc. · Colorado Concern · Colorado Restaurant Association · Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce · Denver Metro Small Business Development Center · Downtown Denver Partnership · Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver · Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation · National Federation of Independent Business · South Metro Denver Chamber · VISIT DENVER · Vital for Colorado · POLITICO · 9News · Fox31


Watch the U.S. Senate debate here. Watch the gubernatorial debate here.



Photos from the debate are available for download online here. Please attribute photos to Chad Chisholm of Custom Creations Photography.


Associated Press
Denver Business Journal
The Denver Post
POLITICO (Gubernatorial Debate)
POLITICO (U.S. Senate Debate)

For a full list of articles and press, please click here.

Social Media:

On Twitter, the debate’s hashtag trended in D.C., and Manu Raju’s name trended in Denver. There were al so tweets from national players like the RNC,, Reince Priebus, NARAL, the Sierra Club and more.

You can follow the debate twitter coverage here or through @DenChamber or #bizdebateco.

• 496 posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from 290 users
• Reach of 2,324,813
• 3,756,356 impressions

TV Clips

For a full list of TV clips and media mentions, please click here.

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