Lauren Boebert wins Colorado’s crowded new House primary district, AP calls race

Which opponents of Lauren Boebert scored points in the debate? Look left, right, center

Which opponents of Lauren Boebert scored points in the debate? Look left, right, center


Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert emerged victorious in the primary election in her new Colorado district, according to the Associated Press. The controversial congresswoman beat five GOP opponents in a competitive primary in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District and will be the favorite to win the seat in the November general election.

Rep. Lauren Boebert during CBS Colorado’s CD4 Republican primary debate.


Boebert won with just over 44% of the vote and 60% of the votes counted.

Boebert currently represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, but made the decision to run in the heavily conservative District 4 after Rep. Ken Buck resigned earlier this year. CD4 includes much of the eastern part of the state as well as Loveland and Windsor (both in northern Colorado) and Douglas County (in the southern part of the Denver metro area). Nearly half of the district’s voters are in Douglas County, where CBS Colorado political pundit Shaun Boyd says Republicans are “less MAGA and more mainstream.” Although there are almost twice as many Republicans as Democrats in the county, former President Donald Trump only won Douglas County by 7 points in 2020. In total, Trump lost Colorado by 13 points in 2020.

Boebert gave up her District 3 seat after nearly losing to Democrat Adam Frisch in 2022. When she announced she would run in another district in January, she said the change was made after “a pretty difficult year for me and my family.” This included divorce.

During his campaign, Boebert touted his support for Trump and spoke at length about immigration issues. During a debate on CBS Colorado last month, she claimed that undocumented immigrants were overwhelming this country’s systems and services and called for mass deportations.

“Build the wall, expel them all,” she said, in a phrase she repeated throughout her campaign.

During the CBS Colorado debate, several of Boebert’s opponents spoke about their farming and ranching backgrounds and, in doing so, indirectly highlighted Boebert’s newcomer status in the district. Only candidate Deborah Flora, a conservative radio host, attacked Boebert for his approach, accusing him of having “abandoned his CD3 neighbors.”

Flora described the controversial congresswoman as someone who cares more about being in the national spotlight than representing Coloradans.

“We saw how Lauren Boebert would represent us… missing key votes while chasing cameras and being at the center of DC drama instead of providing real solutions to people,” she said.


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