Lauren Boebert, a Glock-wearing conservative firebrand, won the race for Colorado’s sprawling Third Congressional District on Wednesday, holding the seat for Republicans as they tried to limit their House losses.According to The Associated Press, Ms. Boebert, 33, defeated Diane Mitsch Bush, a former state legislator, in the race for the seat held by Representative Scott Tipton, a Republican toppled by Ms. Boebert in the party primary, the first time a challenger defeated a sitting House member in the state in decades. She did so by portraying Mr. Tipton as insufficiently supportive of President Trump.- Advertisement – Though Colorado is trending more Democratic, the Third Congressional District covers a huge expanse of the state’s more conservative Western Slope, where progressive upscale ski towns, such as Aspen and Steamboat Springs, are interspersed with conservative ranching and working-class communities such as Pueblo and Grand Junction.Ms. Boebert, the owner of a restaurant in Rifle, Colo., where the waitresses openly carry handguns, gained attention for expressing some interest in QAnon, but has since disavowed the baseless conspiracy theory, which maintains that the world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles plotting against Mr. Trump. Instead, Ms. Boebert has positioned herself as the antidote to what she has called socialist ideology spreading through Washington, represented by lawmakers such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York. She said she decided to take on Mr. Tipton, a low-profile, conservative congressman, after his office declined to aid a ballot measure preventing Colorado from awarding its electoral votes to the overall national popular vote winner. He did not appear to take the primary challenge seriously and lost.Ms. Mitsch Bush is a former Routt County commissioner and state lawmaker who stressed her bipartisan record and expertise on water issues, always a major concern in Colorado. She said Ms. Boebert was more interested in achieving political celebrity than working on the issues most important to Coloradans. She also attacked Ms. Boebert for backing the Republican drive to overturn the Affordable Care Act.Ms. Boebert was dogged in her campaign by the disclosure of a series of run-ins she had with local police over traffic charges and other conduct, including being arrested on warrants for failure to appear in court.- Advertisement – The congresswoman-elect gained national attention in 2019 when she confronted Beto O’Rourke, then a Democratic candidate for president, at a televised town hall outside Denver over his pledge to confiscate weapons such as semiautomatic assault rifles. “I am here to say, ‘Hell no, you’re not,’” she told Mr. O’Rourke.- Advertisement – A group opposed to her paid for billboards featuring her mug shot at various locations in the district. But many voters in the district were apparently willing to overlook those transgressions and back Ms. Boebert for her pledge to be an aggressive conservative combatant in Congress. – Advertisement –
By Edward Anschutz STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Driver contingencies will be the name of the game in 2014 at Thunderhill Raceway as the total amount reaches a staggering $10,000.In a time of tracks changing promoters, ownership or even closing, Thunderhill has raised the bar with several hefty driver giveaways.“I couldn’t have dreamt in only one week we‘d go from $6,500 in contingencies to $10,000,“ said Thunderhill promoter Woody Wodack, “The support from all these great businesses is exciting to say the least. I‘m confident this will only get bigger and better.” A brand new IMCA Modified Brinn transmission will be given away courtesy of Billy LeMieux Racing. Fast Ed Distributors is donating a full race version GM HEI Distributor that can be used in anything from a Modified to a Hobby Stock. The Bull Pen Bar & Grill will give out several gift certificates for food and drinks. David Kohn at AMSOIL will be giving away synthetic oil and lubricants. All awards will be presented at the 2014 awards banquet. Tentatively, plans are to base the giveaways on a certain percentage of races run. This rewards drivers who support the track and gives race teams a helping hand heading into the off-season. Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, N.E.W Racing Supply, S & B Trailers, Kroll Racing Fabrication, Woody’s Signs, Floors by Josh and Vlies Custom Race Car Bodies have already signed up to give tires, shocks, race car lettering, Ford 9”, Modified & Sport Mod spruce up kits and custom racing T-shirts.A few front row spots remain open for purchase along with several second and third row parking spots. Drivers should contact the track to make sure they have their spot when they pull in the gate on opening night.
Athletes across multiple sports reacted Sunday to the news that Antonio Brown will be traded from the Steelers to the Raiders and receive $30 million in guaranteed money in a new three-year contract.One of the first reactions was from Brown’s soon-to-be new quarterback, Derek Carr: Yessir AB!!!! @ we on now 🤷🏽♂️ @AB84 https://t.co/wT4t19Waq7— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 10, 2019.@dame_lillard, your tweets paid off 😂😂(cc: @AB84 @raiders) pic.twitter.com/i7CJDSQZiT— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 10, 2019Nets forward Jared Dudley lauded Brown’s successful Pittsburgh exit strategy and the fact Brown went from zero to 30 (million) in guaranteed money under his new deal:AB just change the way Star Players get leverage in the NFL!!!! Basically pick his team and got all his guarantee money! Salute to @AB84 https://t.co/KyAnbJOlpk— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) March 10, 2019The Timberwolves’ Twitter account, meanwhile, resumed its exchange with Brown:don’t go jumping that @warriors bandwagon now, AB— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) March 10, 2019Brown responded:I love you https://t.co/IeAhjIxiB0— Antonio Brown (@AB84) March 10, 2019 Boomin!!! https://t.co/q3THUgPe2G— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 10, 2019Raiders defensive lineman PJ Hall seemed stunned by the news:Hold up!! 👀😎 https://t.co/NaIkLqbGEQ— PJ Hall (@Pjjwatt) March 10, 2019Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was impressed:Run it up! *dolph voice* @AB84 https://t.co/Cyg7opiHhB— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) March 10, 2019BENDER: Brown can avoid TO-like end to his career The NBA world had some thoughts, too.Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, who was born and raised in Oakland, is thrilled that AB84 is on his way to Oaktown:
They won’t make the claim because it’s not the classy thing to do. Won’t make any bold pronouncement because they understand arguments can be made elsewhere. There are no such polite restrictions here, so let’s just put it out there: UCLA has re-established itself as the premier basketball team in the Pacific-10 Conference. The Bruins have so quickly adopted this higher calling that Saturday there was no celebration over having clinched a tie for the conference title. “We don’t play to win co-championships,” forward Josh Shipp said. “We play to win it outright.” So UCLA was casual in victory Saturday. The victory over Stanford – which had handed the Bruins one of their three losses earlier this season – was another day at the office, not cause to party. “Part of that is because of the success we had last year,” Afflalo said. “We expect a lot from ourselves. It’s still a positive, and we don’t want to downplay it. But we’re striving for more. This is just part of the journey.” Some have seemed hesitant to give UCLA and Howland their due, almost as if silently fearing the acknowledgment will give credence to the monster’s rebirth. Asked about playing in the same city as the Bruins, USC coach Tim Floyd consistently used to start talking about how Arizona was the conference standard-bearer, the team everyone should aspire to beat. Even earlier this season, after Arizona lost at Washington State in January, Wildcats guard Marcus Williams almost seemed to bristle at the suggestion that UCLA had become the conference’s premier team. “We’re the standard. I don’t think they are the standard,” Williams said. UCLA beat Arizona twice this season, including last week’s 81-66 victory in Arizona. Shipp said the second conference title offered no particular response to Williams. “It doesn’t really matter,” Shipp said. “He’s not doing too good.” Arizona is now 17-9 and in danger of not even making the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, UCLA rolls on, seemingly gearing up for another tournament run. The Bruins can take great comfort in having finished their home season 16-0 at Pauley Pavilion. It marked the first time UCLA completed a true undefeated season at home since 1975, and the 10thoverall. Of the previous nine UCLA teams to win every home game, eight went to the Final Four and seven won national titles. Howland was completely entrenched in UCLA’s history when he came here from Pittsburgh four years ago, and on his list of goals for the program, he knew where he wanted to rank capturing the conference championship. “The first thing, because conference championships lead to high seedings in the NCAA Tournament,” Howland said. “Our expectation is to go forward in that tournament every year. “The higher seed you have, the better chance you have. That’s just borne out by history and mathematics.” Two years hardly makes a dynasty, but Howland has UCLA positioned to continue at this level. These Bruins are without a senior, though Afflalo could leave early for the NBA. But coming next season is the highly touted Kevin Love, a 6-foot-10 center drawing comparisons to Bill Walton. UCLA figures to be a premier team in the conference for years to come, if not the premier team. “I wouldn’t call ourselves the standard,” Shipp said. “We just go out and try to win games.” They figure to win a lot of them, and for some time. The rest of the conference better get used to the idea. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. email@example.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Not one of its best, not in its upper echelon, but the foremost power in what has become one of the top basketball conferences in the country. The team everyone else in the Pac-10 has to worry about. The program playing at the highest level. That every season will be an almost automatic conference title threat. Saturday, the Bruins had their way with Stanford, 75-61, to complete an unbeaten home season and clinch at least at tie for the conference title. A victory next week at Washington State or Washington, and it’s theirs outright. That’s two Pac-10 titles in consecutive years. In four quick seasons, Ben Howland has taken UCLA back to the pinnacle of the Pac-10. Better get used to it. Last year’s team heralded the return when it advanced to the NCAA title game. The Bruins lost three starters from that team, but they are now 25-3, ranked fourth in the country and may well climb to No.2 this week. The Bruins are not at a John Wooden-esque level, not that any team ever will be, but they are back as the program to watch, to fear, to privately plot against. “It’s not fully restored because to be astandard, the premier team – that comes with longevity,” UCLA guard Arron Afflalo said. “You can’t have oneor two good years; you have to be consistent with what you’re doing. “Although my term can only be here for four years, I’m sure coach Howland is going to be here for a while, and he’s all about winning.”