Skip to comments.Lauren Boebert upsets incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District GOP primary
Posted on 06/30/2020 8:39:01 PM PDT by real saxophonist
Lauren Boebert upsets incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District GOP primary
Tipton concedes race just after 9 p.m.
Right-wing restaurateur Lauren Boebert defeated incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton handily in Colorados Third Congressional District Republican primary Tuesday just one day after President Trump gave a Twitter endorsement to Tipton.
By: Blair Miller
last updated 9:25 PM, Jun 30, 2020
DENVER Right-wing restaurateur Lauren Boebert defeated incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton handily in Colorados Third Congressional District Republican primary Tuesday just one day after President Trump gave a Twitter endorsement to Tipton.
Tipton conceded the race just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
3rd District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November. I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well, Tipton said in a statement.
As of 9:10 p.m. Boebert led Tipton by 9 percentage points, 54% to 46%, though the Associated Press had yet to call the race.
Tipton is in his fifth term as the Third Congressional District representative, but Boebert challenged him from the right this year in an effort to win over more-conservative voters who believe Tipton has sided with Democrats too often on bipartisan deals.
Boebert owns Shooters Grill in Rifle, where employees open-carry firearms while serving and which was shut down by health officials when she opened in lieu of Colorado public health guidance last month.
Boebert has touted her Second Amendment bonafides during the campaign. Her website says she is heading to Congress to drain the swamp, stand up for our rights, and tell all the left-wing lunatics we dont want more government control, we want our freedom!
She has received support from some county sheriffs on the Western Slope and gained national attention last year when she yelled at then-presidential candidate Beto ORourke at a rally, Hell no, you wont take our guns.
She also discussed being interested in the QAnon conspiracy theory in an online show captured by Media Matters.
No, honestly, everything that Ive heard of Q, I hope that this is real. Because it only means that America is getting stronger and better, and people are returning to conservative values, and thats what I am for, she said in the interview clip. And so, everything that I have heard about this movement is only motivating and encouraging and bringing people together, stronger. And if this is real, then it can be really great for our country.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos called on Republicans to denounce Boebert because of the QAnon statements.
Not even multiple endorsements from President Trump could save Congressman Scott Tipton from his extreme, QAnon caucus challenger. Washington Republicans should immediately disavow Lauren Boebert and her extremist, dangerous conspiracy theories, Bustos said in a statement.
Tiptons defeat comes after President Trump tweeted support on Monday.
"Congressman @ScottRTipton is a great supporter of the #MAGA Agenda! He fights for your #2A rights and the Border Wall. Scott is working hard for Colorado and has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #CO03, the president tweeted.
Tipton had handily won most of his prior elections. In 2018, he defeated Diane Mitsch Bush by nearly 8 percentage points. In 2016, he won by more than 14 percentage points, and in 2014, he won by more than 22 points.
Now, Boebert will face Mitsch Bush in this years General Election.
She defeated James Iacino 61% to 39% in the Democratic primary in the Third Congressional District, according to 9 p.m. returns.
This is a developing news story and will be updated.
Way to go, Lauren!
I like the cut of her jib.
To drain the swamp, one must first remove many of the repubbie GROPElites,
Oh, Hell yes!
Is she married?
This gal is on the right side of history.
Won't you join in our crusade, singing the song of angry men.
I LIKE her! :)
Seriously, I like her mindset. And the fact that she has a sidearm strapped on her leg. Pure awesomeness...
Boebert is a shoo-in to win in November and Trump will win Colorado by a Landslide.
By the looks of that honking ring... yep
In a way this doesn’t look good for President Trump. Watch the left say Trump is looking weak due to his endorsement of Tipton.
restaurateur = usually means hires cheap illegal labor. Open border libertarian. We will see.
In a way this doesnt look good for President Trump. Watch the left say Trump is looking weak due to his endorsement of Tipton.
Wrong! Shell be even stronger for Trump than Tipton and she wont be corrupted by the GOPe types in the House Republican leadership.
Tipton conceded gracefully, which was very nice.
It’s a biker bar.
She is a fighter.
Hope she gets elected and struts onto the floor of the house with that pistol strapped to her leg. Probably make Shiff piss his pants.
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