In anticipation of the state’s Republican Assembly conclave scheduled for March 31st, candidates are either declaring that they will enter the qualification process or access the ballot via petition signatures. At the Assembly, a candidate must receive at least 30% of the delegate vote to advance to the primary. For the 5th District, the 2018 signature requirement is 1,000 valid registered Republican signatures. Rep. Douglas Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) and former US Senate candidate Darryl Glenn have already submitted petition signatures. State Sen. Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) will enter the Assembly process.
In 2016, Rep. Lamborn was again forced to a primary from the district Assembly. With Mr. Glenn already qualifying for the ballot, another nomination campaign for the safely Republican district is now assured. Rep. Lamborn was first elected to the House in 2006. This will be the fourth consecutive election in which he has faced a primary challenge. The Congressman’s winning percentages from the three past primaries are: 61.7, 52.6, and 68.0%.
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