Lauren Boebert faces bipartisan bid by the GOP and Democrats to oust her

Representative Lauren Boebert is facing a bipartisan effort to oust her in Colorado’s third congressional district as she prepares for Tuesday’s primary election amid protests from Democrats, Republicans and independents.

Boebert is facing a primary challenge from state senator Don Corum on Tuesday and is seen as the favorite to win, but many Democratic voters are in an apparent attempt to boost Corum and defeat Boebert. expected to attend the primary.

Thousands of Democrats in Colorado’s Third District are reportedly pulling out of the party to vote against Boubert in the upcoming Republican primary, and several political groups are also working to oust him.

They include Boebert Better Than Pac, which describes itself as “Republicans, independents and Democrats who have decided we can do better than Lauren Boebert.”

PAC was founded by liberal community organizer Joel Dyer and James Light, a Republican developer involved in building the ski resort Snowmass in the 1970s.

‘breaking point’

Prakash told new York Times That January 6, 2021, was the “breaking point for me”.

“I couldn’t go anywhere with the National Party, so I went after Don Quorum,” he told the newspaper.

Democratic voters also appear set to play a role in the upcoming primary.

In Colorado, voters can vote in the Republican primary if they are registered as members of the GOP or if they are unaffiliated and new York Times informed of on Wednesday that many Democrats have chosen to be unaffiliated voters for that reason.

Democratic Party officials in Colorado have reportedly counted at least 3,700 more unaffiliated voters in the GOP primary this year than in 2020. Many of those voters are concentrated in Pitkin and La Plata counties, which are considered centers of support for the Democrats.

Since taking office, Boebert has enjoyed a national profile and has occasionally made headlines with controversial statements. He promised to take a gun to a House floor and previously suggested that Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota could be a suicide bomber.

He later apologized on Twitter for “upsetting anyone in the Muslim community”.

Boebert also interrupted President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address with fellow Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia in March this year. The Congressman recently suggested that his political success was due to God.

Support from Democrats could help a quorum in Tuesday’s primary, but Boebert is still a strong contender for victory. It has raised $5 million compared to Quorum’s fundraising of approximately $226,000.

Quorum’s campaign manager, JD Key, told new York Times That he had not made a direct appeal to the Democrats.

“What did we do to reach out to the Democrats? The answer is nothing,” Key said.

“It’s completely organic,” he said.

work together

Democrats have been participating in Republican primaries in some states, which may be an attempt to elect more moderate GOP candidates. According to an Associated Press analysis, some 5,400 early or absentee ballots in the Republican primary, in which Representative Madison Cawthorne was defeated, came from people who had previously voted in the Democratic primary.

The Republican primary for Georgia’s secretary of state saw at least 67,000 people who voted in the Democratic primary two years earlier cast ballots in the GOP race.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who famously clashed with former President Donald Trump and defended the integrity of his state’s 2020 election, managed to avoid a runoff election by winning more than 50 percent of the vote.

However, it is not clear whether crossover votes were decisive in either race.

Coram and Boebert clashed during an argument in May where Coramo compared it For a new Denver football player “In this he throws a lot of passes but gets zero perfection. Who would be happy with that?”

Boebert said she would win the primary because “I am the only conservative in this race.”

He won a surprise victory over incumbent Representative Scott Tipton in the 2020 Republican primary. He received 54.6 percent of the vote, compared to Tipton’s 45.4 percent. Boebert received the support of 58,678 voters, while Tipton received 48,805 votes.

Boebert won the general election in Colorado’s Third District with 51.4 percent of the vote, while his Democratic rival Diane Mitch Bush won 45.2 percent of the vote.

The Democratic primary will also take place on Tuesday and three candidates are in the fray for the nomination.

newsweek Have asked Laurent Boebert’s office for comment.

US Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaks at the House Second Amendment Caucus press conference at the US Capitol on June 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. Boebert faces a primary challenge on Tuesday.
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