Boebert Seeking Election In New District

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announced this week that she would be seeking reelection in a new district. The two-term representative made the switch after a difficult 2022 election campaign and will run in a far deeper-red part of the state.

Boebert currently represents Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. However, the Republican stated that she would run for Congress in the state’s 4th District in 2024.

The news came after conservative Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) announced that he would not seek another term in the House, opening the position for Boebert.

Boebert called it the “right move for me personally” as well as the “right decision for those who support our conservative movement. This is the right move for Colorado, for us.”

The representative continued, affirming her promise to “do whatever it takes to stop the socialists and communists from taking over our country.”

“That means staying in the fight,” she said. “But it also means not allowing Hollywood elites and progressive money groups from buying the 3rd District, a seat that they have no business owning.”

Boebert derided what she called “dark money that is directed at me,” stating that she would not allow it to “steal this seat.” She called that possibility unfair to the 3rd District and for conservatives.

Boebert said that 2023 was “humbling and challenging.” She faced criticism in a public dispute with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and for actions with a date during a play performance. She said that the challenges gave her “perspective and helped me grow.”

“And the Aspen donors, George Soros and Hollywood actors that are trying to buy this seat, well they can go pound sand,” Boebert said. “We aren’t going to give them the opportunity to steal the third.”

Boebert’s decision will place her in a GOP primary against former State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R), who is expected to announce his own bid for the seat. The rancher is a former member of the Colorado Farm Bureau board of directors.

Four other Republicans have started campaigns for the open seat.