Lauren Boebert switched districts in a bid to stay in Congress. Winning over voters won't be easy

Lauren Boebert
Posted at 9:59 AM, Jan 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-21 11:59:05-05

LAST CHANCE, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert is moving from the mountains to run for election on the plains.

While her new district is more conservative, Republican voters wait with a hands-on-hips skepticism for a good explanation.

The move is the latest in Boebert’s string of headline-grabbers as a divisive far-right lawmaker, which has thrust her onto the national stage with a brand of white-hot, far-right political activism.

Boebert will have to parlay that national brand in a packed primary race with a number of prominent, home-grown opponents eager to name her “carpetbagger” and local people who say their votes still need earning.

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