Lauren Boebert Will Switch Congressional Districts to Improve Her Chances of Winning in 2024

Boebert won by just 546 votes last year in the 3rd District, which spans Colorado’s Western Slope into Pueblo and southeastern Colorado. The 4th District is anchored in Douglas County and includes Loveland and the state’s rural Eastern Plains. 

The 3rd District leans 9 percentage points in Republicans’ favor while the 4th District leans 27 points toward the GOP, according to a nonpartisan analysis of election results from 2016 to 2020 by staffers for the Colorado legislature. Boebert doesn’t have to live in the 4th District to represent it. The 4th District is currently represented by Congressman Ken Buck, who decided to not seek reelection in 2024.

“I did not arrive at this decision easily,” Boebert said in a Facebook video announcing the move. “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.”


The following Republicans are currently running in the 4th:

  • Former state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling. He’s currently a Logan County commissioner.
  • State Rep. Richard Holtorf of Akron
  • Conservative talk radio host Deborah Flora
  • Former state Sen. Ted Harvey of Highlands Ranch

Colorado House Minority Leader Mike Lynch of Wellington is also expected to enter the race in the coming days.

The timing of Lauren Boebert’s announcement comes on the heels of President Biden’s visit to her district, in which he touted the jobs brought to CS Wind, a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Pueblo, Colorado that added hundreds of jobs thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. Boebert opposed the legislation and called in a “massive failure.” CS Wind is now the largest wind turbine tower manufacturer in the world.

✱ Boebert had $1.4 million in her 3rd District campaign account at the end of September, money that she can use in her 4th District bid and that will give her a significant advantage over other GOP primary contenders in the district.


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