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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:57 PM

Trump-backed five-term Republican lawmaker loses primary to challenger who praised QAnon conspiracy

Source: CNN

(CNN)A five-term Republican congressman endorsed by President Donald Trump conceded his primary reelection bid in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, a stunning upset that will vault his far-right challenger, Lauren Boebert, into the state's general election.

"3rd District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November," Rep. Scott Tipton said in a statement Tuesday evening. "I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well."

"Congressman @ScottRTipton is a great supporter of the #MAGA Agenda! He fights for your #2A rights and the Border Wall," the President tweeted on Monday. "Scott is working hard for Colorado and has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #CO03."

A staunch Second Amendment advocate, Boebert owns a local restaurant, Shooters Grill, made famous for encouraging its staff to open carry. She recently defied public health orders to reopen the restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic. Boebert also made headlines last year for confronting former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke over his call for for a mandatory gun-buyback program of assault-style rifles.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/scott-tipton-loses-lauren-boebert-colorado/index.html



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Reply Trump-backed five-term Republican lawmaker loses primary to challenger who praised QAnon conspiracy (Original post)
Polybius Jul 1 OP
dutch777 Jul 1 #1
Atticus Jul 1 #5
dutch777 Jul 1 #9
Atticus Jul 1 #11
dutch777 Jul 1 #14
Coleman Jul 1 #2
JustAnotherGen Jul 1 #3
yaesu Jul 1 #4
iluvtennis Jul 1 #6
StClone Jul 1 #16
rockfordfile Jul 1 #7
CanonRay Jul 1 #8
Thekaspervote Jul 1 #10
rpannier Jul 1 #18
bucolic_frolic Jul 1 #12
AZ8theist Jul 1 #13
StClone Jul 1 #15
JudyM Jul 1 #17
StClone Jul 1 #19
JudyM Jul 2 #20

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

1. She has Sarah Palin's eyes

But seriously, it will be very interesting to see what she does up against the Dem in the general election. Whackadoodle with a gun and Sarah Palin's eyes may only go so far.

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Response to dutch777 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:08 PM

5. "---lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes---" Captain Quint in "Jaws". nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:30 PM

9. Well, I meant dumb, deer in the headlights, "I can see Russia from my kitchen", but yeah!

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Response to dutch777 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:29 PM

11. Understood and did not mean to quibble, but Quint's quote just seemed appropriate. Come to

think of it, appropriate for most on the Dark Side. ✌

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Response to Atticus (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 04:04 PM

14. Yes, soulless over there on the Dark Side, for sure.

I didn't take it as a quibble, just a different perspective. Any way you cut it or describe it those people are officially scary.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

2. Maybe Trumpadelic will go full Qanon

That would be a hoot.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:04 PM

3. You have to be a special kind of Crazy

To be to the right of a Trumper.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:05 PM

4. one nutjob replaced by another, lets hope CO has had enough of these fascist pigs. nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:09 PM

6. What a piece of work. ugh. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 04:11 PM

16. She'll get some pity votes for that hideous growth on her thigh.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:12 PM

7. Another un-American pos right-winger

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:19 PM

8. Tipton was a complete right wing asshole

but he wasn't nuts enough for today's GOP. This woman is REALLY crazy.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:41 PM

10. Just that much easier to take down. Honey you go right ahead with your dotard loving policies

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:13 PM

18. If CO-3 continues their trend it might go to the Democrat

Since Kogovsek (Democrat) retired in 1985, the district has alternated Republican-Democrat
Strang (R), Campbell (D), McInnis (R), Salazar (D), Tipton (R)
2 lost in the GE: Strang and Salazar
One resigned to run for senate: Campbell (who was a massive disappointment in the senate. Switched parties)

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:42 PM

12. Ew! Yuck! /nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:46 PM

13. Does she even know she can't carry in the US Capital building?

What a fucking MORAN

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 04:09 PM

15. What a disgrace to humanity, Tea Party Cretins Part Duex

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Response to StClone (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:27 PM

17. If she wins I'd love to see her wilt when she crosses paths with AOC.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:56 PM

19. I like your "Separate Corporation and State"

Add Religion in separating that unholy Trinity.

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Response to StClone (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 07:31 AM

20. Unholy trinity in all its glory in this administration.

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