DENVER (AP) — Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs has won election to a fifth term in Congress in Colorado’s most Republican district.
The Republican defeated Democratic challenger Irv Halter in the 5th Congressional District, centered in Colorado Springs.READ MORE: Animal Rights Lawyer Jennifer Emmi Accepts Plea Bargain In Murder-For-Hire Case
Lamborn faced a lively challenge from Halter, a retired Air Force major general.
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Halter and even some fellow Republicans criticized Lamborn for urging generals who disagreed with President Barack Obama to resign “in a blaze of glory.”READ MORE: Illegal Street Racing In Aurora: Cars Can Be Impounded For Up To A Year
The remarks were made as the military stepped up its campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Lamborn said later that he wasn’t referring to current military policy.
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