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KOAA News5 and The Gazette host Congressional District 5 Primary Debate

Congressional District 5 Primary Debate
Posted at 4:38 PM, May 31, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado's primary election is three weeks away and one of the biggest races on the ballot for Southern Colorado voters is the 5th Congressional District seat.

The winner of this race will replace Republican U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn following his retirement at the end of the year. Four candidates- two Republicans and two Democrats- are competing for the position and took part in a debate Monday night hosted by KOAA News5 and The Gazette.

Candidates for Colorado Congressional District 5:

  • Republican Dave Williams- current chair of the Colorado Republican Party, received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump
  • Republican Jeff Crank- former radio host and executive for the political advocacy group Americans For Prosperity, has received an endorsement from the U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson
  • Democrat River Gassen- research scientist with degrees from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Democrat Joe Reagan- Army veteran with experience in the finance industry

If you missed the Congressional District 5 Primary Debate on June 3, you can watch the full stream below:

WATCH: Congressional District 5 Primary Debate


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