Congressman Doug Lamborn (R), Colorado, prepares to start his third term with a piece of advice for fellow Republicans: Fulfill their pledges, or risk a swing of momentum back the other direction.
Lamborn followed election results in Colorado Springs at the El Paso County Republicans watch party at Copperhead Road Bar.
Lamborn said job creation in Colorado is his top priority as well as supporting tax cuts in favor of businesses.
"We need to have a better economy, so let's take the Bush tax cuts and make them permanent, not just for some people, but for everybody," he said. "Then let's get our budget under control."
Addressing a room full of supporters, he highlighted the momentum established with this election should be motivation for lawmakers across the nation.
"There is a lot of work to do, but we are going to pledge to the American people that we'll be responsible and we'll live up to what we promised," Lamborn said.
His challenger, democrat Kevin Bradley, told 11 News there are many voices still un-heard by representatives in Washington D.C.
Bradley stopped briefly in Colorado Springs Tuesday night to attend the El Paso County Democrats watch party.
He spent much of his campaign in rural parts of the Fifth Congressional District which he thinks were generally ingnored by Lamborn.
"I look forward to presenting him (Lamborn) some of the issues that I've found that I think are under-represented in his understanding of this district," Bradley said.
Bradley followed the rest of Tuesday night's results with supporters in his home in Fremont County.
Lamborn also told 11 News he has plans to return to further discussions about the future of the military training ground in Pinon Canyon in southern Colorado. The topic was one of many he said was frequently pushed aside by the democratic majority in the House of Representatives.