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ELECTION RESULTS: Tipton keeps seat in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

Posted at 9:02 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 11:53:38-05

COLORADO (AP) – Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton has been re-elected to Congress with a defeat of Democrat challenger Diane Mitsch Bush. This will be Tipton’s fifth term in Congress.

Tipton has previously survived Democratic challenges in a district that used to vote Democratic but is increasingly Republican. The 3rd Congressional District extends from Pueblo to the Western Slope.

Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

Scott Tipton (Republican) 171,971 51%
Diane Mitsch Bush (Democratic) 145,631 44%
Gaylon Kent (Libertarian) 5,664 2%
Mary M. Malarsie (Independent) 10,737 3%


Republican Scott Tipton, U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional DistrictScott Tipton has served the district since 2011. The Cortez, Colorado native previously served roughly 2 years in office as a State Representative for House District 58, which covers counties south and southwest of Montrose.

Democratic challenger Diane Mitsch Bush announced her bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in the summer of 2017. At the time she was serving as the State Representative for District 26 which covers Routt and Eagle Counties, from the Wyoming border to just a few miles north of Aspen.

Libertarian Gaylon Kent says he’s running because he believes the voters should let the state and nation know it is time for a change.

Independent Mary M. Malarsie believes “your personal religious beliefs, race, gender identity, or financial status is your private business, not the government’s.”

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