Lauren Boebert, an avidly pro-2nd Amendment Republican candidate has defeated Scott Tipton at the polls, ending his 5-term run in Congress.
President Trump tweeted his support for Boebert, saying, “Congratulations on a really great win!” In his tweet, Trump linked to an old post from Boebert in which she boasted of being a tough fighter against socialism and staunchly pro-gun.
Boebert’s tweet reads, “I refuse to send my children into a socialist nation. Their freedom IS my motivator! Threaten the liberty of Americans, and I’ll be there to hold you accountable! #USHouse #CO03 #HELLNObeto @BetoORourke.”
I am a mother to 4 boys. My husband and I are raising them to be strong men! I refuse to send my children into a socialist nation. Their freedom IS my motivator! Threaten the liberty of Americans, and I'll be there to hold you accountable! #USHouse #CO03 #HellNObeto @BetoORourke pic.twitter.com/ncuwoYLdnH
— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) May 3, 2020
Boebert runs an open-carry dining establishment
Boebert ran hard on upholding the rule of law and supporting the police in the last days of her race
She just crushed a 5-term GOP incumbent by 9 points https://t.co/eCyX5wtF8f
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 1, 2020
Boebert is a mother of four and the owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado. She hit the spotlight when she confronted Beto O’Rourke during his run to become the Democratic presidential nominee over insinuations he had made about confiscating guns. The confrontation took place during one of O’Rourke’s campaign stops in the Denver area.
In a later interview on Fox News, Boebert said that she had driven for three hours to face O’Rourke with her “Glock on her hip” and to tell him face to face, “‘Hell no, you’re not going to take our guns.'”
Although Trump had endorsed the incumbent Tipton, in her campaign, Boebert accused Tipton of not supporting the president.
Presidents are beholden to support incumbent Congressmen from their party lest they lose partisan support and credibility. Trump had tweeted of Tipton, “great supporter of the #MAGA Agenda! He fights for your #2A rights and the Border Wall. Scott is working hard for Colorado and has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Young blood flooding into the Republican party
In November Boebert will run against Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush. Tipton conceded defeat in a subdued email.
In the email, Tipton says that Colorado’s Third ” District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November. I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well.”
There have been a few upsets in the primaries bringing fresh blood into the Republican ranks in Congress. Madison Cawthorn, a 24-year-old investment CEO, beat former Representative Mark Meadows last week. Trump had supported Meadows, an experienced politician.
The run of fresh young Republicans winning primaries and seats in Congress bodes well for the health and future of the party. As the left increasingly offers nothing but ossified slogans and rigid ‘progressive’ dogma, dynamic young Americans are finding new ways to safeguard traditional values.