Doug Lamborn

At the Races: The Ugliest Primaries Are Almost Over
Our weekly newsletter on congressional campaigns

AT-THE-RACES-LOGO-01

Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races with this weekly newsletter by subscribing here. We want to hear what you think. Email us at attheraces@cqrollcall.com with your questions, tips or candidate sightings. — Simone Pathé and Bridget Bowman

Federal Judge Rules Lamborn Should Be on Primary Ballot
Colorado Republican faces a competitive primary in bid for seventh term

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., can remain on the primary ballot, a judge ruled Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Updated 6:37 p.m. | A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn should be placed on the primary ballot, overturning a state Supreme Court ruling that he violated state law when collecting signatures for his nomination. 

Colorado requires petition circulators to be state residents. The state high court ruled last week that one of Lamborn’s circulators was not a resident, thus invalidating some of his signatures and leaving him 58 short of the 1,000 required to qualify for the 5th District ballot. 

Last Stand for Six-Term Colorado GOP Incumbent Booted From Ballot
Federal court would have to rule state election law technicality unconstitutional

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., may not be allowed to run for re-election due to a state law technicality. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Doug Lamborn is making his final stand Monday to keep his name on the ballot this November after the Colorado Supreme Court removed it last week over a technicality.

Lamborn, who has represented Colorado’s 5th District for more than 11 years, will appear in federal court Monday after filing a lawsuit against the Colorado secretary of state claiming that the rule that caused officials to boot him from the ballot is unconstitutional.

Lawmakers Worried About Religious Freedom After Chaplain Ouster
Democrats raise questions about anti-Catholic sentiments from Republicans

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said there’s only division coming out of Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s decision to fire House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Update 8:45 a.m. | A spokesman for Rep. Mark Walkertold USA Today that the congressman was stepping down from the group searching for a new House chaplain.

Emotions are running high in the House as members grapple with Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s decision to fire House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy. And religious tensions started to spill into public view last week before lawmakers departed Washington for a one-week recess.

Rock Climbing Candidates, SNL, and Hairy Montana Ads: Nathan’s (Mostly) Political One-Liners
What’s running through my head on April 27

(Courtesy Katie Hill for Congress/YouTube)

Arizona’s 8th District Special (a): The House majority was in play before the special election and it’s in play after the special election (and more thoughts in the aftermath of the race).

Arizona’s 8th District Special (b): Two months ago, we changed our rating from Solid Republican to Likely Republican and based on Lesko’s 5-point victory in a 21-point Trump district, that was the right move.

At the Races: Is Lesko’s Win in the Desert a Mirage?
Our weekly newsletter on congressional campaigns

AT-THE-RACES-LOGO-01

Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races with this weekly newsletter by subscribing here. We want to hear what you think. Email us at attheraces@cqrollcall.com with your questions, tips or candidate sightings. — Simone Pathé and Bridget Bowman

Lamborn Turns to Federal Court to Get Back on Ballot
Comes after Colorado Supreme Court ruled that he didn’t qualify

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is appealing to keep his name on the ballot. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn is heading to federal court to get his name back on the ballot for the Republican primary after the Colorado Supreme Court knocked it off.

Colorado’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Lamborn was not eligible for the ballot.

GOP Rep. Lamborn Does Not Qualify for Primary Ballot, State Court Rules
Lamborn was being challenged in the GOP primary

Rep.Doug Lamborn, R-CO., may not be able to run for re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 7:27 p.m. | The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn has not qualified for the GOP primary ballot.

The court ruled Lamborn violated state rules when collecting the 1,000 GOP signatures needed to qualify for the primary ballot. State law says the signature collectors must be Colorado residents, and the state Supreme Court determined one of the collectors was not, reversing a lower court decision.

Nathan’s (Mostly) Political One-Liners: BonChon, Accessible Campaigns, and Let’s Remember Some Candidates
What’s running through my head on Monday, April 23

Popcorn chicken is no longer on the menu at Bonchon, Gonzales laments. (Courtesy Enoch T./Yelp!)

“Accessible” Attacks: Three Democratic candidates recently compared and contrasted their accessibility to the incumbents they are challenging, but neither Ken Harbaugh (OH-07) nor Dean Phillips (MN-03) nor Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) appear to have a working phone number on their campaign websites.

Bonchon Bust: The previously infallible Korean fried chicken establishment made a critical mistake by removing popcorn chicken from the menu and thinking kids wouldn’t notice that they now offer popcorn shrimp instead.

Nashville Hot Chicken Flies Off Table at Hill Charity Cook-Off
Winners included Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Sen. Angus King

People were lining up to try Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Nashville-style hot chicken Tuesday evening.

The Tennessee Republican won the People’s Choice award at the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, an annual fundraiser where lawmakers become celebrity chefs to the delight of attendees’ tastebuds. This year’s gala included 50 members of Congress — from both chambers and both sides of the aisle — sharing samples of their favorite recipe. Many took the opportunity to showcase delicacies specific to their hometowns.