Boebert Shifts Congressional Race to GOP-Friendly District

On Wednesday, Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) revealed her decision to withdraw from the competition for the current congressional seat in Colorado’s 3rd District, opting to pursue a candidacy in the more GOP-friendly 4th District.

“I am going to do everything in my power to represent the 3rd District well for the remainder of this term as I work to earn the trust of grassroots conservative voters in the 4th District to represent them in 2025,” Boebert, 37, said in a Facebook post announcing her decision.

“It’s the right move for me personally, and it’s the right decision for those who support our conservative movement,” the Republican lawmaker added.

Boebert secured a narrow re-election to her second term in the 3rd District last year, triumphing over Democrat Adam Frisch by a mere 546 votes. Notably, Frisch has outpaced Boebert in fundraising, amassing more than three times the funds in the past three months.

The 3rd District holds a Republican-leaning advantage of 9 percentage points, contrasting with the substantial 27 percentage-point GOP advantage in the 4th District, as analyzed by Colorado legislative staffers using election results from 2016 to 2020, according to the Colorado Sun.

It’s worth noting that Boebert, despite her shift, is not obligated to reside in the 4th District to represent it.

“I did not arrive at this decision easily,” she said in a video message posted on Facebook. “A lot of prayer, a lot of tough conversations and a lot of perspective convinced me that this is the best way I can continue to fight for Colorado, for the conservative movement and for my children’s future.”

Boebert called the announcement “a fresh start” and described 2023 as a “pretty difficult year for me and my family.”

In May, she initiated divorce proceedings from her spouse of 18 years.