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MAGA lightning rod Lauren Boebert wins House primary in Colorado

The first-term lawmaker fended off a challenge from state Sen. Don Coram in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, NBC News projects.
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Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks Saturday at a "Save America Rally" in Mendon, Ill.Michael B. Thomas / Getty Images

Far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert defeated her more moderate challenger in the Republican primary for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday, NBC News projected.

With virtually all of the expected vote counted, Boebert led state Sen. Don Coram by nearly 30 points.

Boebert, backed by former President Donald Trump, has made a number of inflammatory remarks, and she has positioned herself as one of the most far-right members of Congress — winning herself national attention in the process. Earlier this year, Boebert and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., heckled President Joe Biden at various points of his State of the Union address.

Boebert, who faces a scandal involving mileage reimbursement from her campaign account, has raised roughly $5 million for her campaign during her first term in Congress.

Coram pitched himself to voters as more focused on legislating than generating buzz among conservatives. But he was far outraised and outspent by Boebert.

Former Aspen City Council member Adam Frisch, community organizer Soledad Sandoval and engineer Alex Walker competed in the Democratic primary.

The newly drawn district still leans significantly to the right. The Cook Political Report rates the contest as solidly Republican.