Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer, a state senator and long-time Weld County fixture, beat out three opponents in the GOP primary field Tuesday evening and will go on to face Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo in November in a battle to represent the 8th Congressional District — Colorado’s first new House seat in two decades. This fall’s race for the northern Front Range district, formed last year to absorb Colorado’s burgeoning population over the last decade, promises to be one of the country’s most closely watched political contests. The winner will help determine which party gets control of the House in 2023. RELATED: Colorado election results: Primary races for governor, attorney general, congressional districts and more While this election cycle appears to favor Republicans, as high inflation eats away at paychecks and President Joe Biden’s approval rating hits new lows, last week’s ruling by the U.S.

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