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Lamborn clinches Republican nomination for 5th congressional district

Posted: 11:08 PM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-27 01:08:32-04

With a pool of 5 candidates, Incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn managed to secure the Republican nomination once again Tuesday night. 

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, State Senator Owen Hill, Former Texas Judge Bill Rhea, and Former Green Mountain Falls Mayor Tyler Stevens all ran against Lamborn in hopes of unseating him. 

Since 2006, Lamborn has managed to secure the nomination and win the seat in congress. 

Colorado’s 5th congressional district is known as a Republican stronghold in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Since its creation in the 1972 election, a Republican has always held the seat, but it hasn’t stopped Democrats from running for the seat. 

This time around, Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding, the Chair of Women’s & Ethnic Studies at UCCS is hoping to make history as the first Democrat elected to the 5th congressional district. 

‘When we look at the voting block there’s about 60% of the voting block that is not registered Republicans, and then you had a 5 way primary which reflects the Lamborn fatigue that people are experiencing,’ said Spaulding. 

News 5 reached out to Lamborn’s campaign Tuesday night to get his reaction, but did not hear back.