Five-term Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton loses GOP primary to far-right challenger
“3rd District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November,” he said in a statement Tuesday evening. “I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well.”
Tipton, a five-term incumbent who had been endorsed by President Donald Trump, was widely believed to be the front runner in the race before Tuesday evening.
“Congressman @ScottRTipton is a great supporter of the #MAGA Agenda! He fights for your #2A rights and the Border Wall,” the President tweeted on Monday. “Scott is working hard for Colorado and has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #CO03.”
But Boebert, a political newcomer, was able to gain meaningful support in the state as she positioned herself as a candidate more aligned with Trump’s agenda. Her website states she…