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Pettersen wins open US House seat in 7th Congressional District

Brittany Pettersen defeated Republican Erik Aadland in the Colorado House district, according to The Associated Press.

DENVER — State Sen. Brittany Pettersen (D) defeated former Army Officer Erik Aadland (R) on Tuesday in one of the state’s most competitive congressional races.

Petterson will represent the 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives after the retirement of longtime Rep. Ed Perlmutter, according to The Associated Press.

Aadland had originally announced a run for Senate, but he transitioned to run for the 7th Congressional District late last year.

Pettersen served three terms as a state representative for the 28th District before being elected to the state Senate in 2018, representing the 22nd District, in another highly competitive race.

Here are the latest updated results (polls close at 7 p.m.):

The race will be called by The Associated Press. Click here for more on how AP calls races.

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The 7th Congressional District covers the western and northern suburbs of the Denver metro area.

Pettersen and Aadland debated on 9NEWS last month on issues including inflation and government spending; the debt ceiling; aid for Ukraine, and abortion access.

> Below, watch a recap of the Colorado CD-7 debate:

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