Rhode Island transplant Steve Laffey is Hickenlooper’s first serious GOP challenger
DENVER -- If Colorado Republicans are looking for a fresh face to take on Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper next year, one of them just appeared. Out of nowhere. Well, Rhode Island, really. Steve Laffey, a former mayor and GOP Senate candidate who moved to Colorado just three years ago, has filed papers to run for governor in 2014.