Rep. Lauren Boebert quits congressional district to run for safer seat

 December 28, 2023

According to The Hill, Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert has decided to quit her district in order to run for a safer seat. 

While Boebert has represented her state's 3rd Congressional District since she was first elected to office three years ago, she faced a particularly tough fight in 2022.

Boebert was reelected by just 546 votes

The Hill recalled how Boebert squared off against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch and only managed to beat him by 546 votes, a figure which amounted to less than half a percentage point.

In response, Boebert will run in the somewhat more conservative 4th Congressional District which is currently represented by Republican Rep. Ken Buck. Buck revealed last month that he will not seek another term.

The Hill noted that Boebert addressed the matter in a video posted to Facebook, saying, "Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the 2024 Republican nomination to represent Colorado’s Fourth Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives."

"It’s the right move for me personally, and it’s the right decision for those who support our conservative movement. This is the right move for Colorado. For us," she explained.

Congresswoman says decision was not easy

"Since the first day I ran for public office, I promised I would do whatever it takes to stop the socialists and communists from taking over our country. That means staying in the fight," the congresswoman continued.

Boebert also admitted the difficulty she faced in defeating Frisch, who had said he was planning to run against her again next year.

"I will not allow dark money, that is directed at destroying me personally, to steal this seat," the Republican lawmaker pledged.

It’s not fair to the third district and the conservatives there who have fought so hard for our victories, of which I’m incredibly grateful."

Boebert went on to stress that she "did not arrive at this decision easily" and only came after "a lot of prayer" and "tough conversations."

Frisch expresses confidence over 2024 race

For his part, Frisch provided a statement to The Hill that read, "We have one of the greatest name ID, fundraising, and district-wide relationship advantages for any challenger in the country."

"From Day one of this race, I have been squarely focused on defending rural Colorado’s way of life, and offering common sense solutions to the problems facing the families of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District," the Democrat declared.

"My focus will remain the same, and I look forward to bringing these issues with me to Congress in 2024," Frisch asserted.

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