By Jon Murray
The Denver Post, March 4, 2014
Coors is stepping in immediately for Beauprez, a former congressman who gave up his role in the RNC bid effort after kicking off his gubernatorial campaign Monday. (But first, he joined other members of a bipartisan delegation in Washington, D.C., to deliver Denver’s presentation to the site selection committee.)
Beauprez will stay involved as part of an expansive roster of honorary chairs on the 2016 Denver Convention Bid Host Committee. And newly joining that list is State Rep. Amy Stephens. She bowed out of the Republican primary battle to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall after last week’s entrance into the race of Cory Gardner, a congressman representing eastern Colorado.
National Republicans also have launched a website where Republicans can vote on their favorite potential host city. Besides Denver, the finalists are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee’s communications director, said in an email to Republicans Tuesday that party officials would share the top three vote-getters with the site selection committee as it narrows the list.