Democrats Fume After Top Republican Wins Re-Election

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( – Rep. Lauren Boebert won the GOP primary in Colorado’s 4th district after switching from Colorado’s 3rd district earlier this year.

DecisionDesk HQ called the race late on Tuesday evening after Boebert received 43.3 percent of the vote, with 75 percent of precincts reporting.

DecisionDesk HQ also called two other closely watched GOP primary contests: Jeff Hurd, who received 76 percent of the vote in Colorado’s third district, and Jeff Crank, who received 67.4 percent of the vote in Colorado’s fifth district.

Boebert, who switched from Colorado’s far more challenging 3rd district, beat out more traditional primary candidates: parental rights advocate Deborah Flora, former state Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, and current state Representatives Richard Holtor and Mike Lynch.

Boebert is also expected to win the very conservative district in November.

Although she had been accused of carpetbagging, Boebert suggested she switched to the fourth district to guarantee a Republican would win the third district, which she nearly lost in 2022.

However, before the switch, Boebert had already managed to become the target of Adam Frisch, the Democrat candidate for Colorado’s 3rd district, who pulled in millions in fundraising as dissatisfaction for Boebert grew. Those millions might help Frisch switch a seat that leaned Republican in recent years.

Colorado’s fourth district’s seat opened up following Republican Rep. Ken Buck’s resignation from Congress. On Tuesday, in a special election to determine who will take the seat for the remaining months of Buck’s term, former mayor of Parker, Republican Greg Lopez was declared the winner. 

Lopez defeated Democrat Trisha Calvarese.

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