Jul 01, 2020
Lauren Boebert Unseats Incumbent Scott Tipton In Colorado GOP House Primary
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In Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, Republican political outsider Lauren Boebert won a stunning primary upset Tuesday against Trump-endorsed Congressman Scott Tipton.
With 87% of precincts reporting as of 10:45pm CT, the Associated Press called the race in favor of Boebert, who holds nearly a double-digit lead over Tipton.
Boebert, a Trump supporter and restaurant owner, campaigned on a platform notably to the right of Tipton, taking hard-line stances on immigration and the second amendment. In 2019, Boebert made headlines when she told former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, “Hell no, you’re not going to take our guns” in response to his controversial comments on assault rifles.
.@laurenboebert defeating @RepTipton in #CO03 makes him the 5th sitting US House representative to lose renomination in 2020. Tipton is also the 3rd GOP House candidate endorsed by @realDonaldTrump to lose in a primary election or convention this cycle https://t.co/KgNytZHIHq
— Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta) July 1, 2020
Tipton conceded the loss to Boebert, saying in a congratulatory statement that he “wish[es] her and her supporters well.” President Donald Trump also responded with a tweet, saying, “Congratulations on a really great win!”
Boebert’s candidacy has not been without controversy. Some are pointing to comments the candidate made about the “QAnon” conspiracy theory, where she said, “Everything I’ve heard of Q I hope this is real because it only means America is getting stronger and better and people are returning to conservative values.”
Congratulations on a really great win! https://t.co/rMpFiV6LvY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
As Business Insider reports, Boebert’s upset over now-former Congressman Tipton is one of a string of incumbent losses this cycle to insurgent campaigns, including both Democrats and Republicans. Tipton’s loss also marks the second Republican House member endorsed by President Trump to lose in a primary this cycle.
Boebert will face off against Democratic candidate Diane Bush in the November general election.
The Daily Caller has reached out to the campaign for comment but has not received a response at the time of publishing.
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Blame It On Fireworks: Colorado Firefighters Spent Weekend Battling Numerous Blazes
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – As Coloradans tried to end the 4th of July with a bang, firefighters from across Colorado’s Front Range were battling fires in fields and homes. South Metro firefighters responded to multiple grass fires while Poudre Fire Authority in Fort Collins responded to a wildland fire and a house fire.
(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)
Poudre Fire Battalion Chief Tyson Barela told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas firefighters took nearly three hours to completely extinguish a fire near Interstate 25.
“We found a roman candle near the seed of the fire,” Barela said. “Unfortunately it was really windy, so that thing started going fairly quick.”
Nearly two acres were charred as a result.
As a thick haze filled the Denver metro area, from downtown Denver to Erie Parkway, firefighters in Larimer County also responded to a house fire caused by fireworks.
A family of five had placed used fireworks in a bucket and left them by their garage.
“They were later alerted by a smoke detector in the house, and found the side of their house was on fire,” Barela said.
(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)
The fire was caused by old fireworks overheating and melting through a bucket, eventually catching the nearby wall on fire.
“(The fireworks) continued to build heat, melted the bucket and then caught the house on fire,” Barela said. “The fire had burned through the side of the house and in to the garage. And, it started to extend to the second floor of the house.”
For Collins Police said they received more than 1,000 fireworks complaints on the 4th of July, with nearly 900 of them coming from their online reporting system.