Gun rights activist Lauren Boebert made a name for herself when she successfully primaried Republican Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. The small business owner decided to run for office when she said she felt like her small town – Rifle, CO – wasn't being adequately represented in Washington, D.C. Her efforts proved effective.
Late Tuesday night local time, Boebert declared victory over Democrat Diane Mitch Bush. According to The Associated Press, Boebert received 51.1 percent of the vote, compared to Bush's 45.7 percent. Right now 89 percent of precincts are reporting.
Freedom wins! Thank you so much. This is a great victory for freedom and prosperity. Plus I have the honor of being the first mom to represent CO-03! It doesn't get better than that. God bless America! pic.twitter.com/qQ6vgIxIK7— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) November 4, 2020
Boebert addressed her supporters at her business, the Shooter's Bar and Grill. She was appreciative of those who worked on her campaign and said she's excited to serve in Washington.
@laurenboebert “We did it!” Lauren Boebert addresses her campaign inside closed Shooters Grill.. currently leads democratic opponent Diane Mitsch Bush by 5 percentage points #COpolitics pic.twitter.com/l6OqmcqaHw— Dan Beedie KRDO (@BeedieonTV) November 4, 2020