Skip to comments.Colorado: Doug Lamborn Survives Primary
Posted on 06/26/2012 7:02:39 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
After a late scare, Rep. Doug Lamborn won the Republican primary in the 5th district and should win re-election in the fall.
Around 9:30 p.m. the Associated Press called the race for Lamborn, who had 69 percent to self-funding challenger Robert Blahas 39 percent with 87 percent of precincts reporting.
Blahas early spending was enough to make some of Lamborns backers nervous and the Blaha team confident. There was little in the way of public polling, and Blahas spending raised eyebrows. Still, in the end, it was not enough. (Except for a brief period when a snafu with AP results accidentally flipped the percentages, causing some confusion among close watchers of the race.)
Blaha heavily outspent Lamborn in the first quarter of the year. But by the time of the pre-primary Federal Election Commission reporting period, Lamborn matched Blahas rate of spending.
Lamborn should win re-election in the fall as Roll Cal rates this seat as Safe Republican.
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Doug Lamborn seems to incite hostility from some of his fellow local Republicans. If he runs for statewide office, I don’t expect him to go very far.
There are some competitive races in Colorado, including in the Boulder-based 2nd. district represented by openly gay Democrat Jared Polis.
Wait, Boulder is a competitive race, since when?
“Wait, Boulder is a competitive race, since when?”
Since redistricting moved the district to the east and added some of the front range.
What has Lamborn done to alienate local Republicans? He’s one of the rare “class of 2006” freshman Republicans elected during a big midterm Democrat year (Roskam of Illinois also holds that distinction) , he’s a member of the tea party caucus, and his record on the issues seems to be pretty reliably in that camp. I can’t think of a valid reason to primary the guy. Seems like another example of conservatives eating their own when they should be going after RINOs like the 8 cap n’ traitors.
“What has Lamborn done to alienate local Republicans?”
If he’s truly a committed conservative, constitutionalist, pro-2nd, pro-life (etc) rep - and he is ‘A’ rated by Gun Owners of America, which usually means a LOT - then one can be sure that the GOP-e wouldn’t be terribly upset if he were gone.
Jeff Crank was a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 5th Congressional District Republican Primary in 2008 and 2006...
Jeff served on the Washington staff of U.S. Congressman Joel Hefley from 1991-1998
Pollis’ seat got slightly more Republican, from 64% Obama down to 61%. So Geo Bush maybe got 44% in 2004 in the new district (41% in the old) so I guess it’s possible but it’s a hell of any uphill fight
He does face a strong Republican in State Sen. Kevin Lundberg.
The race to watch is CD 6, Coffman-R, whom the crap redistricting(court drawn?) left with a swing seat.
CD 7 got a tiny bit better but still leans rat, Joe Coors Jr. is our candidate.
The partisan balance of the close but GOP edge CD 3 changed little. I expect freshman R Scott Tipton to hold it over rat State House leader Sal Pace.
Our only big redistricting winner was Freshman Cory Gardner who’s GOP leaning CD 4 was made safe.
More on the Pollis seat, GOP winner Lundberg narrowly beat a social liberal in the primary.
The establishment hasn’t liked Doug Lamborn since the beginning.
It’s the establishment my boy, they don’t like him precisely because of his conservative voting record (especially on social issues). The people in CO Springs are heavily influenced by the Christian ministries around there, but the establishment doesn’t like conservatives so they perpetually try to take him out. Just my 2.
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