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Boebert Makes Announcement Over Colorado Special Election

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Popular pro-Trump Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has decided she will not run in the special election for Colorado GOP Rep. Ken Buck’s seat.

On Tuesday, Buck shocked Republicans by announcing he will leave Congress on March 22, a move that triggers a special election on June 25 to temporarily fill the vacancy in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. (RELATED: Rep. Ken Buck To Retire Sooner Than Expected)

Boebert, who currently represents Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, initially announced she would run to succeed Buck in the 3rd District. However, on Wednesday, the congresswoman clarified she will not run in the special election to fill Buck’s vacancy.

“Forcing an unnecessary Special Election on the same day as the Primary Election will confuse voters, result in a lameduck Congressman on day one, and leave the 4th District with no representation for more than three months. The 4th District deserves better,” Boebert said.

“I will not further imperil the already very slim House Republican majority by resigning my current seat and will continue to deliver on my constituents’ priorities while also working hard to earn the votes of the people of Colorado’s 4th District who have made clear they are hungry for a real conservative,” she continued.

“I am the only Trump-endorsed, America First candidate in this race and will win the 4th District’s Primary Election on June 25th and General Election on November 5th.” 

After Buck’s resignation, the breakdown of Congress will be 431 members with 218 Republicans and 213 Democrats. The GOP will only be able to lose two votes of their own on any given issue. 

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