Lamborn re-elected to U.S. House

DENVER — The safest members of Colorado’s congressional delegation cruised to victory Tuesday.

Democrat Diana DeGette of Denver and Republican Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs were re-elected Tuesday.

Control of the seven-member delegation is up for grabs because Republicans hold a one-seat advantage.

DeGette is Colorado’s longest-serving member of Congress and will be entering an 11th term. Lamborn is going into a sixth term.

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman in Aurora is fighting for a fifth term against Democratic state Sen. Morgan Carroll. And in western Colorado, three-term Republican Rep. Scott Tipton is being challenged by well-funded Democrat Gail Schwartz of Crested Butte. National parties have deemed both those races battlegrounds.

Also seeking re-election Tuesday were Democrats Jared Polis of Boulder and Ed Perlmutter of Lakewood, along with Republican Ken Buck of Greeley.

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