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Rep. Doug Lamborn Wins Re-Election In 5th Congressional District

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Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs (credit: lamborn.house.gov)

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs (credit: lamborn.house.gov)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Republican congressman Doug Lamborn has won re-election in Colorado’s most Republican district, based in Colorado Springs.

Lamborn had no Democratic opposition in the 5th Congressional District on Tuesday. It’s the most unfriendly territory for a Democrat of any district in Colorado.

Lamborn was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006 and will now serve a fourth term. The 5th District was only marginally changed during last year’s congressional redistricting.

Lamborn faced a first-time independent challenger, Dave Anderson, and three third-party candidates.

Anderson courted Democratic voters but insisted he is not a Democrat. The district hasn’t elected a Democrat since it was created in 1972.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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