State Senator from Colorado Springs will challenge Lamborn for long-held congressional seat

By: Chris Loveless. Original Article Here.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Republican State Senator Owen Hill announced Monday plans to run for Doug Lamborn's 5th Congressional District seat. 

“Over the past several years, so many in our district have approached me with a growing frustration about the lack of presence and leadership from our current Congressman,” Hill said.

Hill said his Congressional race will focus on key issues in District 5, including veteran and military support and responsiveness, innovative solutions for education, as well as continuing to promote strong family values.

Hill currently chairs the Education Committee in the State Senate, is the Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and is taking new leadership on the State Affairs Committee.

Lamborn's office provided the following statement in response to Hill's announcement:

"This is a free country and people are welcome to run for any office they wish. Congressman Lamborn trusts the wisdom of the Republican Primary voters in the Fifth Congressional District. On average, over his time in Congress, they have decided to renominate him with 65% of the vote. He looks forward to working hard to earn their votes once again."