Stephany Rose Spaulding, a Democratic candidate for Congress in El Paso County, picked up an endorsement from the national Women Under Forty Political Action Committee, her campaign said Friday.
The unaffiliated PAC aims to elect women younger than 40. Spaulding hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs in what’s considered a reliably Republican Congressional District 5.
Spaulding, 39, faces Betty Field in the Democratic primary, while Lamborn has four opponents in the GOP primary: Green Mountain Falls public official Tyler Stevens, state Sen. Owen Hill, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn and retired Texas judge Bill Rhea.
Spaulding is a professor of women’s and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.