Boebert Hits Rock Bottom In New District

In a straw poll of constituents in the area where the contentious congresswoman is seeking reelection, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) placed sixth.

Following Rep. Ken Buck’s (R) retirement from the House of Representatives, Boebert was elected Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District representative in 2020. However, she declared last month that she will be running for reelection in the 4th District this year, thereby switching districts.

If Boebert were to receive the Republican nomination, she would have a far greater chance of being re-elected in her new district. She is the representative for a district that may go either way; before her transfer, it appeared as if Boebert would be facing up against Democrat Adam Frisch again; she narrowly defeated him by 600 votes in 2022.

At the same time, the 4th District is a Republican stronghold that has sent one Democrat to the House of Representatives just once in the last half-century.

According to Thursday’s straw poll findings, Boebert may have a tough challenge, which came after the first debate among GOP candidates vying for that district.

According to Colorado Politics, Boebert’s performance in the center of the nine-candidate field caused some to gasp and others to shrug. Out of the entire number of debate attendees, twelve cast their ballots for her, or around 10%.

According to the source, she was succeeded by Jerry Sonnenberg, a commissioner for Logan County, with 22 votes; Mike Lynch, a former minority leader in the Colorado House of Representatives, with 20 votes; Deborah Flora, a filmmaker from Douglas County, with 18 votes; and Richard Holtorf, a state house minority whip, with 17 votes.

The straw poll did not constitute a scientific survey of the district like a polling company would do; it just included candidates at the debate.

In response to allegations that she was carpetbagging, Boebert said that she and her family needed a “fresh start” and defended her choice to change districts during the discussion.

Debate organizer Tammy Klein was disappointed with Colorado Politics because just two-thirds of debate attendees participated in the straw poll.

Some candidates’ campaigns reportedly purchased a block of tickets, but according to Klein, not a single campaign turned out a large turnout.