A close up of Doug Lamborn
In this June 16, 2014 file photo, incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, (R-Colo.), speaks during the GOP congressional debate at Centennial Hall in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/ Julia Moss Colorado Springs Gazette, file)
Colorado Election News and Results

Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn easily won reelection in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.

By 11:30 p.m., the Colorado Springs congressman was leading Democrat David Torres by nearly 30,000 votes, securing his ninth term in Congress.

Earlier this year, Lamborn won a four-way Republican primary in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.

He won his primary despite facing criticism for allegedly refusing to enforce COVID-19 protocols in his congressional office and for sending staffers on personal tasks. The Office of Congressional Ethics investigated whether Lamborn and his wife misused their office staff and resources for campaign and personal reasons, including to help their son secure employment in Washington, D.C.

Lamborn has served as the representative for the 5th District since 2007. He has faced primary challengers in the majority of his nine congressional elections.

The Associated Press

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