(RepublicanNews.org) – Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado announced that she will run for the 4th Congressional District of her state instead of for the 3rd, which would have posed a more challenging bid for re-election in 2024.
Boebert announced on Wednesday, December 27th, through a video on Facebook titled “My 2024 Election Plans,” that she would pursue Republican Rep. Ken Buck’s congressional seat after Buck decided that he would retire from public service at the end of his current term. The announcement means that, during the 2024 primary election, Boebert will not be facing off with GOP attorney Jeffrey Hurd for a chance to run against Democrat Adam Frisch again for the general election. Boebert narrowly defeated Hurd in 2022.
Boebert said the move is the right one for her “personally,” “the right decision” for supporters of her “conservative movement,” and “the right move for Colorado.” The congresswoman said that the coming year “is going to be tough,” that the GOP “cannot lose” the 3rd District, and that the 4th District “is hungry for” a “defender of freedom” who is “unapologetic” and has “a proven track record” of supporting “conservative principles.” She added that Republicans must protect their House majority while winning the Senate and the presidency.
The Colorado lawmaker also accused “progressive money groups” and “Hollywood elites” of attempting to buy out the 3rd District, citing the large amount of campaign funds pulled in by Frisch this year, amounting to $4.3 in available cash and $7.8 in total donations. Recent polls also show Frisch ahead or tied with Boebert.
Hurd, on the other hand, will be a much easier opponent for Boebert, sitting on just below half a million in campaign donations. The 4th District, located on the other side of Colorado from her current district, is also more Republican-dominant. Although Boebert believes the GOP can’t lose her current district, the Cook Political Report characterized the 3rd District as a “toss-up.”
Boebert described her decision to switch districts as “a fresh start” for her and her family “following a pretty difficult year.” She noted how she is new to politics and also had to endure a divorce at the same time as starting her career in Congress.
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