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It’s Lauren Boebert Against the World

Lauren Boebert will be seeking re-election for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District in 2024, but it’s not going to be a walk in the park.

U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert speaking with attendees at the 2022 Student Action Summit at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. By Gage Skidmore.
U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert speaking with attendees at the 2022 Student Action Summit at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.

Lauren Boebert will be seeking re-election for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District in 2024, but it’s not going to be a walk in the park.

One group that has set itself at the forefront of the liberals’ war against the GOP stalwart is a non-profit organization called Rocky Mountain Values. The group seems to have a penchant for targeting influential Republican candidates in Colorado – it previously set its sights on another prominent Republican, Cory Gardner, during the 2020 election cycle.

The group – which revealed that it plans to spend around $350,000 in advertising and marketing campaigns against GOP candidates – put out an ad criticizing Boebert’s opposition to President Joe Biden’s PACT Act, which expanded benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service. The law passed with support from both sides of the aisle, but Boebert, along with 146 Republicans in the house, opposed the bill.

“There’s one thing that sticks with you from serving is you leave no one behind. But Lauren Boebert voted against healthcare for veterans who were exposed to the toxic burn pits.” Pueblo Marine veteran George Autobee said in the ad.

Boebert’s camp has dismissed the ad as a “hit job,” and defended the congresswoman’s opposition to the PACT Act, saying that the bill was “poorly drafted” and would actually be a bigger burden on Veteran’s Affairs.

Another Worry: Adam Frisch

Another thing Boebert has to worry about is Democratic rival Adam Frisch, who she only beat by just over 500 votes last election. Frisch has reportedly raised $2.6 million in the second quarter alone, bringing his total campaign funds to $4.4 million.

“We can do better than Boebert, and thanks to our generous supporters, we will defeat her in 2024,” Frisch said in a statement.

Polls show the two are neck and neck, each garnering 45 percent support among voters, with the remaining 10 percent saying that they are still undecided or will be voting for a different candidate.

“Nasty” Rhetoric; Feud with Marjorie Taylor Greene

Boebert’s conflicts are not limited to liberals, however, and her feud with Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has gotten increasingly worse and increasingly public recently. And some voters have noticed.  

The two have exchanged heated words – which in their case is putting it lightly – both on the House floor and in public and social media. They sparred primarily over competing resolutions to impeach President Joe Biden, with Boebert outmaneuvering Green, which in turn forced a vote on the former’s resolution, undercutting efforts by the latter.

A heated exchange followed, which was caught on video, that had Green calling Boebert a “little *****” to her face. Boebert proceeded to have Green kicked out of the House Freedom Caucus, further infuriating the Georgia congresswoman.

Other Republican lawmakers, while expressing amusement at the antics of the two, say that the quarrel is much more serious than it seems. Tennessee Representative Tim Burchett told the Daily Beast, “I am friends with both of them. It’s entertaining to think that a fistfight could break out at any movement. I kind of dig that.”

Other GOP lawmakers the Daily Beast spoke to expressed concern over the fracas between the two.

“You can’t have too many of these rifts for too long,” one Republican lawmaker said.

“They will be nailing that coffin shut, and one of them is still in there kicking and screaming!” another remarked.

But tensions between the two have spilled over to the public space.

“She wants to say all these things (referring to Greene’s statements on Jewish space lasers and white supremacist links) and seem unhinged on Twitter, so be it,” Boebert told a news outlet earlier this year.

Given her recent conduct, some Republican voters feel that Lauren Boebert should lighten up a little bit.

“Tone down the nasty rhetoric on occasion and just stick with the point at hand,” 65-year-old veterinary tech assistant Debbie Hartman told the Associated Press. 27-year-old Alex Mason agrees. “She tapped into what Trump was doing, and she maybe took it too far in some instances.” Both voted for Boebert in 2020 and say that they still support her.  

Tim Ramos has written for various publications, corporations, and organizations – covering everything from finance, politics, travel, entertainment, and sports – in Asia and the U.S. for more than 10 years.

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Tim Ramos has written for various publications, corporations, and organizations – covering everything from finance, politics, travel, entertainment, and sports – in Asia and the U.S. for more than 10 years. 

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