In a district where voters are no strangers to contentious Republican congressional primaries, it appears they are headed for another one next year. At the very end of last week, former Republican US Senate nominee Darryl Glenn, an El Paso County Commissioner, told local GOP leaders that he will soon launch a Republican primary challenge against six-term Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs). Within the last two weeks, state Sen. Owen Hill (R) also announced that he would challenge Lamborn.
With Mr. Lamborn, one of the most conservative-voting House members, now being attacked from his right for the first time an interesting primary battle will ensue. Mr. Glenn, who did well in his US Senate race against incumbent Michael Bennet (D) despite getting no national Republican Party support, has proven he can rally the conservative base. But, will they respond when the target is a stalwart conservative, and would Sen. Hill attempt to develop a moderate GOP strategy in order to take advantage of a conservative split hoping such a share will allow him to win with a plurality? This will be a race to watch.
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