Boebert’s Re-Election Problems Get Worse

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( – Following the announcement that Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) will be retiring early and will not be seeking reelection in November, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has been left at a disadvantage according to some observers. 

As observers have pointed out, as the special election is going to be held on the exact same day as the primary election, it is going to be a reminder of Buck’s term. Some have even claimed that this move on Buck’s end was specifically aiming to hurt Boebert who is an ally of the former President. 

Previously Boebert had almost lost her reelection in the district that she is currently representing. She is now going to be navigating the political terrain in an attempt to stay in Congress. Colorado Republicans that this will not be an easy battle for her.
GOP political analyst Kelly Maher has argued that this move was calling for people “to ticket split but on steroids.” She added that usually when there was a ticket split it was not usually the same name appearing twice. This was a reference to whoever was going to run in the special election in order to take over Buck’s seat in the short term. That person was also likely to be included in the ballot for the full-term race. 

As Maher pointed out people were being asked to vote for a different “party down ballot” but Boebert would be called to convince voters that they should vote for someone entirely different as the name is going to be listed twice on the ballot. As she argued this was going to be “wild.”

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