Lauren Boebert of Colorado Plans To Run For Reelction in a New Congressional District
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., thinks she will lose her reelection race even in her district, which has more registered Republicans than Democrats. She won a drawn-out vote count last time by only about 500 votes, and this time, her opponents are organizing and spending.
Across party lines, voters in her district have had it with her volcanic, but often insulting political eruptions, her unnecessary belligerence, her disregard for ethics and even personal discretion — and her constant pushing of MAGA directives over the well-being of the district.
So, we learned on Thursday, Boebert — who draws more than her share of public interest — has opted not to run in her own district, but the expansive abutting congressional district in the eastern half of the state, where there are an overwhelming number of Republican registrants following the announcement that Rep. Ken Buck, another Republican, will not seek reelection. If you can’t win straight up, change the electorate seems to be the message.
Even in distance from Colorado, the announcement feels to be a slap at her district voters. Disdain for the voters has won the election even before the several candidates vying in the new district have had a chance to more than label Boebert a “carpetbagger.” As with George Santos in Long Island, Boebert is among those who seem to be screaming “me, me” more than she does about the future of the country’s policies.
Apparently, her personal political life is more important than whether her policies or her behaviors effectively reflect her district majority. Making it worse is her constant support to dump federal regulations for local ones — unless they reflect her own district.
Changing districts should not be like changing socks, and she may face rejection by yet another district.
Boebert doesn’t live in the newly selected district, but at 37, a divorce settlement still pending and mother to four, she says she and her kids will be moving.
According to the rules set by the Colorado secretary of state, the top election official, she is eligible so long as she lives or has a business in the state. Her business, a gun-slinging-themed bar restaurant, has closed over non-renewal of lease.
Curiously, to be in the state legislature, the very same rules insist that a candidate be a resident in the district for 12 months. But congressional candidates apparently don’t.
Funny, but no one is using the Constitutional ban on oath-takers who participate or offer “aid and comfort” to “insurrection or rebellion” against the government — the very brand that Boebert has taken on to offend most of Washington on a daily basis.