Boebert beats Coram in GOP primary for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District |

Boebert beats Coram in GOP primary for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

Jesse Paul
The Colorado Sun
Lauren Boebert, representative for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, sits inside Glenwood Springs City Hall after speaking with City Council earlier this year.
Chelsea Self/Post Independent file

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on Tuesday took a major step toward securing a second term when she easily defeated her Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Don Coram, in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. 

The Associated Press called the race for Boebert at 7:36 p.m. Boebert was leading Coram with 64% of the vote compared to his 36%.

Coram promised to be a drama-free, get-it-done replacement to Boebert in Washington. But 3rd District GOP voters decided instead by what appeared to be a commanding margin to stay the course with the Garfield County congresswoman, despite all of her controversies, which have helped make Boebert a national Republican figure. 

Boebert raised far more money than Coram heading into the primary election in the 3rd District, which sweeps across 25 counties from the Western Slope into Pueblo and southeast Colorado. She also benefited from about $375,000 in support from outside groups. 

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Boebert wins Republican, Frisch wins Democratic primaries locally and districtwide

Unofficial elections show Lauren Boebert, R-Silt, and Democrat Adam Frisch ofAspen, have won the Colorado U.S. 3rd Congressional District primaries.

In Garfield County, Bobert nabbed 4,406 votes (57.19% of the vote) over challenger Don Coram’s 3,298 (42.81%). There was a 36.09% turnout amongst the 21,476 registered Republican voters in the county.

Frisch nabbed 1,991 votes (52.48% of the vote) over challengers Soledad Sandoval Tafoya’s 1,130 votes (34.53%) and Alex Walker’s 493 votes (12.99%). There was a 25.71% turnout amongst the 15,358 registered Democratic voters in the county.


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