Lauren Boebert, a conservative Glock fire representative, won the race for Colorado’s vast Third Parliament Area on Wednesday, holding seats for Republicans as they try to curb losses His House of Representatives.
According to the Associated Press, 33-year-old Mrs. Boebert beat Diane Mitsch Bush, a former state congressman, in the race for a seat by Representative Scott Tipton, a Republican toppled by Mrs. Boebert in the election. the party’s primary election, the first time the challenger has defeated a House member sitting in the state for decades. She did so by portraying Mr. Tipton as someone who did not fully support President Trump.
Although Colorado is on a more democratic trend, the Third Congress District includes a vast portion of the state’s more conservative West Slope, where the progressive high-end ski towns, such as Aspen and Steamboat Springs , interspersed with conservative farming and working-class communities such as Pueblo and Grand Junction.
Miss Boebert, the owner of a restaurant in Rifle, Colo., Where waitresses openly carry pistols, gained attention for expressing interest in QAnon, but has since rejected the baseless conspiracy theory, the world is run by a team of Satan-worshiping pedophiles plotting against Mr. Trump. Instead, Mrs. Boebert positioned herself as the antidote to what she calls the widespread Washington socialist ideology, represented by lawmakers like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez New York Democrat.
The congresswoman-elected drew the nation’s attention in 2019 when she confronted Beto O’Rourke, then the Democratic candidate for the presidency, in a town hall broadcast by party television. outside of Denver on pledges to confiscate weapons such as semi-automatic assault rifles. “I’m here to say,” No, that’s not it, “she told Mr. O’Rourke.
She said she decided to accept Mr. Tipton, a conservative, low-minded congressman, after his office refused to support a voting measure that prevented Colorado from giving her electoral votes to the winner. national high school. He didn’t seem to take the main challenge seriously and lost.
Mitsch Bush is a former Routt County commissioner and state legislator, who emphasizes her bipartisan record and expertise on water issues has always been of great concern in Colorado. She said Mrs. Boebert was more interested in gaining political fame than working on issues most important to the people of Coloradans. She also attacked Mrs. Boebert for supporting a Republican effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
Mrs. Boebert was arrested during her campaign revealing a series of lawsuits she faced with local police over traffic allegations and other conduct, including being arrested by order for do not appear in court.
A group of protesters against her had paid for billboards featuring her goblet at various locations in the county. But many voters in the district seem willing to ignore them and support Ms. Boebert for her commitment to be an active conservative fighter in Congress.