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Congressman Doug Lamborn running for re-election

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Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks at the Christians United for Israel Washington Summit in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks at the Christians United for Israel Washington Summit in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
COLORADO SPRINGS -

Representative Doug Lamborn (R) announced Wednesday morning that he's running for a sixth term to represent Colorado's Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Rep. Lamborn said, "From voting to repeal Obamacare and de-fund Planned Parenthood, to fighting hard and making the tough budgetary decisions needed to fund our military in the face of Barack Obama's draconian defense cuts, and to always voting to keep our taxes low, I have stood up for the people of the Fifth Congressional District every step of the way."

Rep. Lamborn's announcement comes one day after delivering his "State of the 5th District" speech at the Antlers Hotel. At Tuesday's speech Rep. Lamborn agreed with fellow Republicans who've said the next president should pick the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who died last Saturday.

"I don't think the president should even send a name," Rep. Lamborn said. "If he does, the Republicans should not send it to the floor for a vote."

Rep. Lamborn, 61, served in the Colorado Legislature representing the Colorado Springs area.  He served in the State House and State Senate from 1995 to 2006 when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

In his announcement, Rep. Lamborn said he has $225,000 cash on hand for his re-election campaign. 

No Democratic candidate as of yet has declared an intention to join the race. Rep. Lamborn defeated retired Air Force General Irv Halter, a Democrat, in the 2014 general election. 

Here is the full text of Rep. Lamborn's announcement.

Ronald Reagan is my political hero. At a recent event commemorating his 105th birthday, I reflected on what an honor it is to carry forward the conservative values and principles of the Reagan revolution into the 21st Century. No matter what pressures come from big government liberals, I will always stand up and fight for traditional values, lower taxes, smaller government, and a strong national defense. 

From voting to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, to fighting hard and making the tough budgetary decisions needed to fund our military in the face of Barack Obama’s draconian defense cuts, and to always voting to keep our taxes low, I have stood up for the people of the Fifth Congressional District every step of the way.

I will continue to work hard in my leadership positions on the Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Veterans Affairs Committees to support our veterans, our active duty men and women in uniform, and for a brighter and more prosperous economic future for our Colorado and our country. 

I humbly ask for the continued support of the voters of the Fifth Congressional District. It is through this support that I have repeatedly been elected to Congress and have roughly $225,000 cash on hand for my re-election campaign.  It is an honor and a privilege to be your Representative in Washington DC.

- Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)

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