Boebert Makes Shocking Re-Election Decision

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( – In a significant political shift, Republican Representative Lauren Boebert revealed on Wednesday her decision not to seek reelection in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which she presently serves. Instead, she plans to contest the election in the 4th Congressional District, located on the opposite side of the state.

The 4th District, with a stronghold in Douglas County and encompassing areas like Loveland and the rural Eastern Plains of the state, is generally considered more favorable to Republicans compared to the 3rd District. The latter stretches across the Western Slope of Colorado into Pueblo and southeastern regions of the state. Based on a nonpartisan analysis by the Colorado Legislature staff, which reviewed election results from 2016 to 2020, the 3rd District has a 9-point Republican leaning, while the 4th District shows a more substantial 27-point tilt towards the GOP.

Boebert’s decision comes after a narrowly won race in the 3rd District in 2022, where she secured victory by a margin of just 546 votes.

In her announcement, made through a Facebook video, Boebert expressed that the decision was not easy. She mentioned that it involved considerable prayer, challenging discussions, and deep contemplation. She believes that running in the 4th District represents the best way for her to continue advocating for Colorado, the conservative movement, and the future of her children.

Additionally, Boebert has indicated her intention to relocate to the 4th District. This district is presently under the representation of Republican Rep. Ken Buck, who has decided not to run for reelection. Boebert’s move to the 4th District aligns with her strategic political objectives and reflects her commitment to her political and personal goals.

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