When Lauren Boebert says she'll seek office in a different congressional district in 2024

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, who represents a large part of western and southern Colorado, announced Wednesday that she will change districts in 2024.

In a Facebook video, Boebert announced her bid for Colorado's 4th Congressional District, which includes the Eastern Plains and is represented by Republican Ken Buck. 

"I wanted to let you, my constituents and supporters, hear directly from me about my plans for the 2024 election cycle and the importance of maintaining a conservative voice for Colorado in Congress as well as keeping our Republican House majority," Boebert said in the video's caption.

"I cannot put into words how grateful I am for everyone who has steadfastly stood alongside me over the past year and beyond," she said.

Boebert's 3rd Congressional District spans Colorado's northwest corner, Grand Junction, southeast corner, Pueblo, and southern central region. That district has had Democratic and Republican legislators for decades.

The 4th Congressional District covers most of eastern Colorado, Douglas County, and Greeley. Since 1973, the district hasn't had a Democratic representative save for one-term Betsy Markey from 2009 to 2011.

Boebert defeated Democratic challenger Adam Frisch by 500 votes in 2022 with over 300,000 ballots cast. The race was so close an automatic recount was ordered. Frisch plans to re-run for that district.

GOP candidates Russ Andrews, Jeff Hurd, and Curtis McCrackin stated their intention to fight Boebert in the 3rd Congressional District primary.

Buck easily won reelection in 2022 with over 60% of the vote. With six Republican candidates declared, Boebert will face a crowded primary.

Boebert said she'll keep fighting "Democrat socialists and communists" and "Hollywood elites and national progressive groups" for conservatism in Colorado and the U.S.

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