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Coram wins court challenge and will face Boebert in June 28 Republican primary

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April 28, 2022, 1:20 pm

State Sen. Don Coram, a Montrose Republican, was cleared by a judge late Wednesday in his bid to challenge controversial U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in the June 28 Republican primary.

The winner of the GOP primary will be the favorite in November’s general election race for the 3rd Congressional District, which, after redistricting, includes a smaller portion of Eagle County (essentially the southwestern corner in the Roaring Fork River Valley near Aspen) and most of the rest of the state’s Western Slope.

Don Coram

The district now leans 9 points Republican (it was previously a 6-point GOP district when it included the majority of Eagle County) and will be won in November in its two biggest cities — Pueblo and Grand Junction.

“Tonight the judge issued his decision,” Coram wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. “Boebert and her followers lost. Senator Coram remains on the ballot as a Republican candidate for CD3! Let’s get to work!”

Coram petitioned his way onto the primary ballot, and a group of Boebert supporters sued to stop his candidacy, arguing the Colorado Secretary of State accepted more than 300 invalid signatures. The judge found only 19 — not nearly enough to cancel Coram’s candidacy.

Coram’s campaign did not immediately return an email requesting additional comment on the failed court challenge or recent revelations placing Boebert in the “beginning stages” of planning for the events leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that was aimed at violently blocking President Joe Biden’s Electoral College certification and keeping Donald Trump in power.

The campaign for Sol Sandoval, a Pueblo activist and the only Democrat to land on the CD3 primary ballot via the state assembly process, also did not return an email requesting comment on the latest revelations about Boebert’s involvement in the events of Jan. 6, when she tweeted “Today is 1776”.

Lauren Boebert

Prior to her election in 2020, Boebert told RealVail.com, “[The Second Amendment] is for my protection and it is a protection against a tyrannical government, and so I don’t see that we would ever have to use our Second Amendment rights against our government, but that is what it’s for. It’s not for hunting. It’s not for target shooting or for sport.”

Boebert’s congressional office no longer responds to requests for comment from RealVail.com.

Two other Democrats, Avon’s Alex Walker and Aspen’s Adam Frisch, successfully petitioned their way onto the June 28 primary ballot.

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David O. Williams is the editor and co-founder of RealVail.com and has had his awarding-winning work (see About Us) published in more than 75 newspapers and magazines around the world, including 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), the Anchorage Daily Press (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, Aspen Journalism, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming), the Chicago Tribune, Colorado Central Magazine, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), Colorado Newsline, Colorado Politics (formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Colorado Times Recorder, the Cortez Journal, the Craig Daily Press, the Curry Coastal Pilot (Oregon), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Del Norte Triplicate (California), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Gazette, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, Explore Big Sky (Mont.), the Fort Morgan Times (Colorado), the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), the Kingman Daily Miner (Arizona), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the Las Vegas Sun, the Leadville Herald-Democrat, the London Daily Mirror, the Moab Times Independent (Utah), the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), the Montrose Daily Press, The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, the Rio Blanco Herald Times (Colorado), Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), the Salt Lake Tribune, SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Sky-Hi News, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Sterling Journal Advocate (Colorado), the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Health Magazine, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail, Westword (Denver), Writers on the Range and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

4 Responses to Coram wins court challenge and will face Boebert in June 28 Republican primary

  1. Dan Harrison Reply

    April 28, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Start all the crap talk u want she’ll win in November!!!! I’ve never heard of David O Willams

  2. Bruty Reply

    April 29, 2022 at 8:13 am

    Is Real Vail just another duplicate left wing campaign pamphlet? Or is it supposed to be journalism? We really need more of the latter. Your kind is falling out of favor fast.

    • Tom Bodine Reply

      May 2, 2022 at 1:09 pm

      There is tremendous opportunity for an unbiased news publication in this area and Real Vail is missing the mark by a mile. Unfortunately it’s just another pinko commie rag.

  3. David O. Williams Reply

    May 2, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Interesting comments. Left-wing campaign pamphlet? Pinko commie rag? For reporting on a Republican state senator surviving a legal challenge to take on a sitting Republican congresswoman in the June 28 GOP primary?

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