Rep. Lauren Boebert escaped a challenge by Don Coram from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday night.
The Colorado Republican easily defeated Coram, a moderate who has been known to cross the aisle in his tenure as a Republican state senator. According to the AP. During the campaign Coram blasted Boebert for being “a right-wing celebrity pundit rather than a representative of the people she is paid to represent,” Newsweek reported. (RELATED: HHS Secretary Becerra Dodges Rep. Boebert’s Question On Whether ‘Men Can Get Pregnant’)
Boebert has generated attention over battles to carry handguns in Washington, D.C., public clashes with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and erupting during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address to remind him about the 13 Americans killed during the Afghanistan withdrawal.
BREAKING: Lauren Boebert wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. #APRaceCall at 7: 36 p.m. MDT. https://t.co/2nlgpji7ac
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) June 29, 2022
Coram’s campaign has described Boebert’s actions as “embarrassing juvenile antics on the national stage,” The Denver Gazette reported. Meanwhile many of the congresswoman’s supporters view her as “tough and for the people,” according to CPR News.
Boebert’s campaign has described Coram as “a corrupt liberal who buddies up to Democrats every chance he gets,” Newsweek reported.
Let’s see why I will bring my Glock to Congress.
Government does not have the right to inform me and my constituents about how they are permitted to protect our families.
I promise to stand firm for our 2nd Amendment rights. https://t.co/E75tYpdN4B pic.twitter.com/qg7QGenrNo
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 4, 2021
Some Coram supporters had held out hope for an upset, noting that an unusually large number of Democrats had switched their party registration to “unaffiliated,” potentially being able to vote against Boebert due to the state’s election laws, CPR News reported.
But Boebert’s star power proved the more powerful force, also securing an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.
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