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Lauren Boebert Secures Commanding Lead in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District Race

Lauren Boebert achieved a significant victory during an assembly meeting on Friday, emerging as the leading candidate for the Republican nomination to represent Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in the November elections.

With 215 votes, comprising over 40 percent of the total, Boebert outpaced other contenders by a considerable margin, as reported by Colorado Public Radio. Previously representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, Boebert announced her intention to vie for the more reliably conservative 4th District late last year.

In Colorado, candidates seeking a spot on the Republican primary ballot for a House seat must either secure a minimum of 30 percent of the vote at a congressional district assembly or gather a certain number of valid signatures on a petition, alongside at least 10 percent support at the assembly.

Ted Harvey, a former state Senator also competing for the Republican ballot, fell short with 135 votes, effectively eliminating him from the race. However, Colorado state Representative Richard Holtorf and ex-state Senator Jerry Sonnenberg achieved over 10 percent of the total vote, ensuring their placement on the primary ballot pending the acceptance of their signature petitions.

Lauren Boebert

Lauren Boebert (Credits: AP News)

Expressing her gratitude after the announcement of the results, Boebert highlighted her track record of fulfilling promises and standing firm on issues, reinforcing her commitment to represent Colorado’s 4th District effectively. Securing the top spot on the GOP ballot in June, Boebert’s campaign gains a strategic advantage in the upcoming primary elections.

Boebert’s decision to vie for the 4th Congressional District seat stemmed from the vacancy left by former incumbent Republican Rep. Ken Buck, who opted not to seek reelection. Buck’s resignation in March triggered a special election scheduled for June, featuring Democrat Trisha Calvarese and Republican Greg Lopez, the latter intending to serve as a placeholder candidate.

Meanwhile, a poll commissioned by Democrat Ike McCorkle’s campaign showcased a tight race between McCorkle and Boebert, with McCorkle leading by 38 percent to Boebert’s 31 percent in a hypothetical matchup for the district in November.

Recent reports from CNN shed light on an incident involving Boebert being refused further alcoholic drinks at a GOP event in December 2023 and being instructed to refrain from taking pictures with former President Trump, who headlined the gala.

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