DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton has been re-elected to Congress.

Tipton defeated Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush on Tuesday to win his fifth term.

scott tipton Scott Tipton Wins Re Election To 3rd Congressional District

Rep. Scott Tipton (credit: CBS)

PHOTO GALLERY: Election Day In Colorado 2018

Tipton has previously survived Democratic challenges in a district that used to vote Democratic but is increasingly Republican. The 3rd Congressional District extends from Pueblo to the western slope.

ELECTION RESULTS: See The Complete Colorado 2018 General Election Results

Bush argued that Tipton was influenced to energy interests. Tipton argued that Mitsch Bush would kill rural jobs with her environmental proposals, and he tied her to national Democrats.

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