COLORADO – Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn has held onto his seat for Colorado’s 5th Congressional district.
“It feels good to have endured the blue wave at least here in Colorado Springs. We will see before the evening’s out who is in control of the House,” Lamborn told News5 Tuesday night.
The 5th Congressional District serves Colorado as a representative for El Paso, Teller, Fremont, Park and Chaffee counties in Washington D.C.
Colorado’s 5th Congressional District
|Doug Lamborn (R) [Incumbent]||181,356||57%|
|Stephany Rose Spaulding (D)||124,101||39%|
|Douglas Randall (Libertarian)||11,487||4%|
Lamborn has served in Congress since 2007. He previously served in the Colorado House and Senate for a combined 12 years before heading to Washington D.C. He’s a staunch supporter of President Trump.
Democratic challenger Stephany Rose Spaulding is running for public office for the first time. A Chicago native, she earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University before accepting a position as an Associate Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2010.
Late Tuesday, Spaulding released the following statement:
Over the 18 months of my campaign, it has been my privilege to crisscross the region, listening to the hopes and challenges of families who have lost faith that their leaders are listening to them. Against all odds, our campaign has achieved unprecedented momentum by every measure—in votes, small donations and the passionate dedication of an army of volunteers.
We’ve been successful in securing the support of elected officials and leaders from every sector of our community who are now willing to embrace fresh ways of solving the problems that our fast-changing region demand.
I’m proud of the significant impact our campaign has had on this region and I will continue to champion the causes that will help all of our families thrive.