Perhaps the biggest shocker of yesterday’s Congressional Assemblies is the appearance of a primary opponent for Congressman Doug Lamborn. Two potential opponents were nominated from the floor and one, Calandra Vargas, took a whopping 58 percent to Lamborn’s 35 percent. Meet Calandra and watch her one helluva speech:
Vargas ended her speech to a standing ovation. One big applause line was when Vargas took a swipe at Diana DeGette:
“I’m tired of Diana Degette from District One carrying the torch for women. You don’t speak for me.”
Vargas encouraged voters to stop talking about appealing to women and youth and about getting the message right and vote for her. Her appeal worked. Her next challenge will be to stand up a tough campaign. This is certainly a race to watch.