It’s safe to say that Rep. Boebert’s first showing in CO-04 on the debate stage did not impress. She garnered support from just 10% of a straw poll vote after last week’s debate. It’s said that when the results of the poll were read there were audible gasps in the room. “She’s finished,” quipped one Twitter account.
Is she finished? That remains to be seen. One thing is clear though, if Lauren Boebert wants to keep her special brand of crazy in the House of Representatives she’s going to have work for it.
Source: Colorado Politics
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s middling finish in a straw poll Thursday night drew gasps from the crowd that had just witnessed the Colorado lawmaker face off against eight other Republicans in a congressional primary debate at a rec center in Fort Lupton.
The headline-grabbing incumbent’s performance in the decidedly non-scientific survey — Boebert landed in fifth place with just over 10% of the vote, behind three veteran state lawmakers and a former talk radio host who ran last cycle for the U.S. Senate — surprised some in the room but drew shrugs from others, who pointed out that the hall was filled with local Republicans loyal to other candidates who shared the debate stage.
The 90-minute debate, which drew national attention, took place less than a month after Boebert, the state’s most prominent elected Republican, joined the already crowded GOP primary in the sprawling 4th Congressional District, which covers Colorado’s Eastern Plains, anchored by suburban Douglas County.
She announced in late December that would seek another term in Congress from the solidly Republican seat after moving from the more competitive Western Slope-based district she’s represented since 2021. Boebert said during the debate that she recently moved to Windsor in Weld County.