Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert released an announcement on Wednesday stating that she would be switching districts for her re-election campaign next year. She currently represents the 3rd Congressional District in the state and has done so since 2021. Boebert will now be competing for the 4th district seat, as current representative, Ken Buck, has revealed he will not be running a campaign next year.
I wanted to let you, my constituents and supporters, hear directly from me about my plans for the 2024 election cycle and the importance of maintaining a conservative voice for Colorado in Congress as well as keeping our Republican House majority.
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— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 28, 2023
“I wanted to let you, my constituents and supporters, hear directly from me about my plans for the 2024 election cycle and the importance of maintaining a conservative voice for Colorado in Congress as well as keeping our Republican House majority,” Boebert stated in a post she published on social media platform X, along with a video.
“I cannot put into words how grateful I am for everyone who has steadfastly stood alongside me over the past year and beyond,” she continued. “I am going to do everything in my power to represent the 3rd District well for the remainder of this term as I work to earn the trust of grassroots conservative voters in the 4th District to represent them in 2025.”
The victory Boebert achieved in her previous bid for Congress was extremely narrow, pulling in a “W” against Adam Frisch by only 546 votes. Frisch has announced he’s running for the seat again and a poll that was done back during the summer revealed that he had a two-point advantage over Boebert. She was also being challenged in the primary by Jeff Hurd.
Here are more details from The Daily Wire:
In September, Boebert faced controversy after she got thrown out of a “Beetlejuice” musical performance in Denver for disruptive behavior while on a date. Boebert issued an apology for her actions while going through a “challenging” time amid a “public and difficult divorce.”
October broughtreports saying Frisch raised about $3.4 million in the third quarter, dwarfing the roughly $854,000 attained by Boebert. President Joe Biden traveled to Boebert’s district in November during a visit in which he dubbed the congresswoman one of the leaders of former President Donald Trump’s “extreme MAGA movement” and criticized Boebert for opposing his agenda.
While Boebert jumps to a new district — with a slew of rival candidates already in the race — one prognosticator said the swap improved the odds of the GOP winning the district she is leaving.
“This is good news for Republicans’ chances of holding onto #CO03, as Boebert was the main reason it was in so much jeopardy. Will move from Toss Up to Lean R at” Cook Political Report, the newsletter’s Dave Wasserman went on to say in a post published on X.
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In the video announcement shared on social media Boebert said that her decision to not run in the third district “means not allowing Hollywood elites and progressive money groups to buy the 3rd District.” She added, “I will not allow dark money that is directed at destroying me personally to steal this seat.”
We need to have as many seats as possible in the House of Representatives. Yes, it’s critical for us to take back the White House, however, that doesn’t mean much if we don’t have control over both chambers of Congress.