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.
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.