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DENVER (AP) — Five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was upset in Tuesday’s Republican party primary by Lauren Boebert, a pistol-packing businesswoman, ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter who wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education.

Boebert won after a campaign in which she accused Tipton of not being sufficiently pro-Donald Trump even though the president had endorsed Tipton, and even though Tipton is the Trump campaign’s co-chair for Colorado.

Trump congratulated Boebert on Twitter, saying, “Congratulations on a really great win.”

She will run in November’s general election against Diane Mitsch Bush, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday by defeating James Iacino.

Tipton conceded in an email sent by his longtime campaign consultant Michael Fortney.

“(Third) District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November,” Tipton wrote. “I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well.”

Boebert made a name for herself after loudly protesting Democratic Gov. Jared Polis’ orders to close businesses to fight the coronavirus pandemic. She opened her Shooters Grill restaurant in defiance of closure orders.

Boebert confronted then-Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke during a stop last year by in the Denver suburb of Aurora, questioning him on suggestions he’d confiscate guns — a moment that landed her on Fox News.

“A sober look at the Tipton Record shows a back-burner representative that has failed to live up to his conservative chops that he touted on his Tea Party-inspired campaign trail,” Boebert wrote in a recent Aspen Times column. “If his record lived up to his campaign rhetoric, I wouldn’t feel so compelled to run.”

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Michael Owen claims Divock Origi blocked Liverpool’s transfer for Timo Werner and bemoans Chelsea’s deal for striker

MICHAEL OWEN has bemoaned Liverpool missing out on Timo Werner to Chelsea, and claims that their loyalty to Divock Origi "blocked" a potential move for the German.

Origi, 25, was the Reds' unlikely Champions League hero last season - netting crucial goals against Barcelona and Tottenham in the latter stages.

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The Belgian was subsequently handed a new contract in July last year, but has been limited to just six league starts this term.

And Owen, 40, has questioned the decision to reward Origi with the new deal - effectively preventing a move for Werner.

Following fellow pundit Ian Wright's criticism of the striker's performance against Aston Villa, Owen told Premier League Productions: "I agree with Wrighty.

"Will Origi and Takumi Minamino be there next season? Yes they will.

"Origi’s just signed a new contract and Minamino’s only just signed.

"They are there and they’re fixed but that doesn’t mean you can’t question whether they should be.

"Origi signing a new long-term deal was almost Liverpool… they were loyal to him weren’t they?

"He’d done what he’d done and all of a sudden they they thought he’s done that so you have to give them a new contract.

They signed Origi on a long-term contract that virtually ruled out a back-up striker and I’m not sure that they don’t need a better one.

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"That’s now prevented them from going and spending big money on a back-up striker.

"Timo Werner was obviously a player that Liverpool were linked to and he’s eventually gone to Chelsea. I think that type of player would have been brilliant for Liverpool.

"They signed Origi on a long-term contract that virtually ruled out a back-up striker and I’m not sure that they don’t need a better one."

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Chelsea splashed £54million on Werner after the German international's sensational season at RB Leipzig.

The 24-year-old notched 34 goals in 45 appearances this term for Julian Nagelsmann's impressive side.

Meanwhile, having played second fiddle to Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Origi has managed just five goals in 39 outings for Jurgen Klopp's men this time around.

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