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Lauren Boebert upsets incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District GOP primary
thedenverchannel.com ^ | last updated 9:25 PM, Jun 30, 2020 | Blair Miller

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 Colorado’s 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 Colorado’s 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 don’t 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 O’Rourke at a rally, “Hell no, you won’t 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 I’ve 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 that’s 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.

Tipton’s 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 year’s 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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; boebert; colorado; laurenboebert; scotttipton; tipton; twitter
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1 posted on 06/30/2020 8:39:01 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: real saxophonist

Way to go, Lauren!


2 posted on 06/30/2020 8:41:49 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: real saxophonist

I like the cut of her jib.


3 posted on 06/30/2020 8:41:52 PM PDT by Tejas Rob
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To: real saxophonist

To drain the swamp, one must first remove many of the repubbie GROPElites,


4 posted on 06/30/2020 8:43:12 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE
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To: real saxophonist

Oh, Hell yes!


5 posted on 06/30/2020 8:43:57 PM PDT by moonhawk (These blue state tyrants seem to be doing their very best to turn their states red.)
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To: real saxophonist

Is she married?


6 posted on 06/30/2020 8:44:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: real saxophonist
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.”

This gal is on the right side of history.

Won't you join in our crusade, singing the song of angry men.


7 posted on 06/30/2020 8:47:33 PM PDT by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: real saxophonist

I LIKE her! :)

Seriously, I like her mindset. And the fact that she has a sidearm strapped on her leg. Pure awesomeness...


8 posted on 06/30/2020 8:47:56 PM PDT by meyer (WWG1WGA, MAGA! Derps vs. Patriots, choose your side.)
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To: real saxophonist

Great News!

Boebert is a shoo-in to win in November and Trump will win Colorado by a Landslide.


9 posted on 06/30/2020 8:48:21 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: real saxophonist
The President fell for bad advice on this one. Even I would have bet the ranch on this pistol-packing mama.

Leni

10 posted on 06/30/2020 8:48:24 PM PDT by MinuteGal (MAGA !!! MAGA !!! MAGA !!!)
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To: BenLurkin

By the looks of that honking ring... yep


11 posted on 06/30/2020 8:48:51 PM PDT by LastDayz (A blunt and brazen Texan. I will not be assimilated.)
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To: real saxophonist

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.


12 posted on 06/30/2020 8:48:54 PM PDT by White Lives Matter
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To: real saxophonist

restaurateur = usually means hires cheap illegal labor. Open border libertarian. We will see.


13 posted on 06/30/2020 8:52:21 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn...)
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To: carriage_hill; PROCON

Ping!


14 posted on 06/30/2020 8:53:25 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: central_va
Here's her 'cheap illegal labor':


15 posted on 06/30/2020 8:54:16 PM PDT by real saxophonist (If you believe masks work, you also believe Santa Claus ate the Easter Bunny for dinner.)
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To: White Lives Matter

“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.”
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Wrong! She’ll be even stronger for Trump than Tipton and she won’t be corrupted by the GOPe types in the House Republican leadership.

Tipton conceded gracefully, which was very nice.


16 posted on 06/30/2020 8:56:55 PM PDT by House Atreides (It is not a HOAX but it IS CERTAINLY A PRETEXT)
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To: Tejas Rob

I think it is not debatable that the cut of her jibs is more noteworthy and distinctive than the cut of the jibs of her defeated opponent, Tipton.

17 posted on 06/30/2020 8:57:24 PM PDT by Songcraft
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To: central_va

It’s a biker bar.


18 posted on 06/30/2020 8:57:37 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: real saxophonist

Excellent.

She is a fighter.


19 posted on 06/30/2020 8:59:07 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: real saxophonist

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.


20 posted on 06/30/2020 9:02:37 PM PDT by shotgun
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