John Hickenlooper

2014 Colorado Gubernatorial Election

While Hickenlooper was once considered a shoo-in for a second term, his actions during the last year have bolstered Republicans’ hopes that he can be beaten in November

Poll Beauprez edges _Perr

According to financial disclosures released late Tuesday, Hickenlooper raised $545,791 — his largest monthly amount yet. Beauprez, meanwhile, raised $223,510 for the reporting period spanning July 27 through Aug. 27

Answering questions at the County Sheriffs of Colorado conference in Aspen on Friday, the governor said “I would say in the gun stuff, we certainly could have done a better job.”

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Friday’s numbers underscore the fact that Hickenlooper is going through one of the most tumultuous times in his political career, after years of popularity dating back to his time as Denver mayor.