Controversial Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) may soon be little more than a footnote in political history, according to The Denver Post, as her House seat is facing a redistricting map that would place her in a majority Democratic district.
“Colorado’s nonpartisan redistricting commission has proposed a congressional map that would create a new swing seat in the northern Denver suburbs and lump conservative firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert into a Boulder-based solidly Democratic seat currently held by liberal Rep. Joe Neguse.
“The proposal from the commission staff on Friday would rearrange the political geography as part of the once-a-decade redistricting process. It’s the first test of the commission model approved by voters in 2018. Staff had released a possible congressional map in June, but Friday’s was its first drawn off the official, newly released Census data that is required to be used for redistricting.”
This news comes on top of a June report from Politico which revealed that voters in Boebert’s district were already sick and tired of her showboating and grandstanding in an attempt to gain media attention:
“Among voters in Pueblo—the largest and most politically unpredictable city in Boebert’s vast district—there is a growing sense of exasperation with the freshman representative not yet six months into her tenure.”
The only real option Boebert has is to move into a more Republican-friendly portion of the state, although the state as a whole is becoming more liberal and Democratic with each election cycle:
“Boebert has the option to move south back into her district or even run for her seat there from her home next door if she didn’t want to face the liberal voters of the new district.”
Since taking office, Boebert has made numerous political miscues and continued to spread absurd conspiracy theories which have lowered her approval rating with voters. If she faces Neguse in November, her chances of winning seem slim.
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