Ever since the Democratic wave ofTravis Oliger, chair of the La Plata County Republican Party, has come to expect low turnout at the candidate meet-and-greets he arranges.
But earlier this year, when he looked out at a meet-and-greet crowd in his Democratic-leaning southwest Colorado countythere were a lot of young, unfamiliar faces and they were there to see a little-known candidate for Congress named Lauren Boebert. The political novice is now the front-runner to win Nov. Boebert has made it this far, in defiance of history and conventional wisdom, with a potent political strategy that weaves social media savviness and profuse praise for President Donald Trump with more traditional tactics, such as a strong volunteer base and improving oratory skill.
The result is a Republican candidate uniquely suited for this political environment and the partisan warfare that defines it.
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We need to find some people willing to step up and counter. A spokesperson said she is instead focusing her time on building a policy team and raising money.
She harbors animosity towards Democrats for, as she sees is, misleading her mother and convincing her that she could not support a family without government assistance. Because of that, we grew up poor.
She felt empowered by receiving a paycheck but quickly learned to hate paying taxes. She later fell in love, got married, gave birth to four boys and started a restaurant in Rifle.
She could have been the other side of the story, on welfare and government assistance her whole life, but she worked her way out of that and into what she is now, which is a small business owner. It was also, according to public records, sometimes in dire financial straits, even before the pandemic and recession crippled restaurants across the country.
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Boebert was released from several liens in February of this year, according to public documents, and the Boebert campaign said it is unaware of any past due taxes or outstanding liens against Shooters Grill. The campaign said a tax dispute was settled by Boebert and no outstanding tax issues remain.
Since her June 30 win, Boebert has also faced resurfacing questions about a food poisoning incident in Stool samples from the sick tested positive for a bacteria that causes food poisoning. Tipton, of Cortez, has spent five terms in Congress doing all the things congressmen are expected to do — vote for bills that are popular in the district, advocate for federal money to be sent to the district — while avoiding scandal and controversy. And that, along with a lackluster campaign, cost him his seat.
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In the th Congress, it is no longer enough to vote as most of your constituents wish. Tipton, quiet and unassuming, is ill-suited for that current political atmosphere, which can value bluster over bashfulness and hyperbole over high-mindedness.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezof New York, and other members of the so-called Squad, a small group of hard-line progressives in the U. That will require an exhausting schedule of media appearances, which Boebert seems to yearn for. Several talk radio hosts say she has a habit of reaching out to them and asking to be on their show.
Whether you liked him or not, you felt like he was, for better or worse, unfiltered. Earlier this year, as she tried to keep her restaurant open during the pandemic and battled the Garfield County Public Health Department, the same entity that found she sickened rodeo attendees intalk radio hosts gave her time and an outlet to sound off. In May, she found herself on a show that promotes the QAnon conspiracy theory, which Boebert did not dismiss.
She has since said she does not believe in QAnon. Because of moments like those, Democrats see Boebert as an amateur and wild-eyed extremist, and plan to tell voters that this fall. One Democratic operative has taken to calling her Yosemite Samantha and a parody Twitter accompanying the nickname has cropped up.
Election forecasters say the seat leans Republican, but not by the comfortable cushion it did just a few months ago.
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Lauren Boebert beat a Colorado congressman. Is she the next GOP star? A media savvy Trump fan faces one more hurdle before going to Congress.
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