COLORADO, USA — U.S. Rep Lauren Boebert defeated challenger state Sen. Don Coram on Tuesday night in the Republican primary election for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
Boebert will face Democrat Adam Frisch on Nov. 8 for the U.S. House of Representatives seat that covers the Western Slope and southern Colorado, including Grand Junction and Pueblo.
"There's a lot of work left to do in this state, and I believe we will take our state back," Boebert told her supporters after The Associated Press called the race. "We will take Colorado back."
In the Democratic primary, Frisch, a former Aspen city councilman, beat Sol Sandoval, an activist from Pueblo, and Alex Walker, a first-time candidate from Eagle County.
"Thank you to everyone for your support and making your voice heard," Frisch said on Twitter. He congratulated and thanked his Democratic opponents for a "hard-fought and inspiring race."
The latest results are below:
A first-term representative, Boebert is a divisive national figure for her conspiratorial rhetoric and provocative social media style. She’s a fervent supporter of gun rights and the owner of a restaurant in Rifle where the staff open-carry firearms.
In her comments Tuesday night, she praised the Supreme Court decision last week overturning Roe vs. Wade and focused on her opposition to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Coram, a rancher from Montrose, has served in the state Senate for five years and previously was in the state House.
Four voters in the 3rd Congressional District attempted to have Coram ejected from the primary ballot based on an argument that he didn’t submit enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions, but a Denver judge ruled in Coram’s favor in April.
There were about 487,000 active voters in the congressional district as of June 1 – 117,936 Democrats, 151,276 Republicans and 209,133 unaffiliated voters.
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