Jun 24, 2014 5:44 PM

3 Colorado GOP congressional races decided Tuesday

DENVER (AP) - Voting is concluding in three Colorado Republican congressional primaries.

The winner of each primary is favored to win in November because the districts are heavily Republican.

The most competitive race is in eastern Colorado's 4th district. Rep. Cory Gardner is vacating the seat to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in November.

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, businessman Scott Laffey and state Sen. Scott Renfroe are competing there.

Two incumbent Republican congressmen also face primaries.

In the 5th District in Colorado Springs, retired Air Force officer Bentley Rayburn is challenging Rep. Doug Lamborn.

In the 3rd District in southern and western Colorado, peach farmer Dave Cox is mounting a longshot challenge to Rep. Scott Tipton.

Click our election results page throughout the evening for updates as the votes are counted.


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