It looks like U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has drawn a Republican primary challenge from Lauren Boebert, proprietor of Shooters Grill in Rifle where the employees carry firearms and fries.
The conservative restauranteur says she’s had it with the far left overlord wannabes trying to run Washington, D.C., namely U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Squad of hapless lawmakers.
What Republicans need is another loud and disruptive voice who will do battle with The Squad to prevent their inane policies from dominating Washington, Boebert told Colorado Politics.
Actually, the impeachment circus has pretty much pushed the socialist circle to the back bench.
But hey, the more the merrier and we welcome Boebert to the race.
She’s supposed to file paperwork today, and plans to formally launch her campaign at her restaurant later this week.
Boebert faces an uphill battle against Tipton, who was endorsed by President Trump and is widely popular across the Western Slope.
Ironically, Boebert says she is a Tipton supporter, but that her main frustration is with the leftward swing Colorado took statewide in the last election, particularly in passing the red flag law.
If her beef is with Democrats, why is she running against a Republican? Whom she likes?
Meanwhile, Democrats lining up to challenge Republicans for the 3rd Congressional District include Diane Mitsch Bush, the former county commissioner and state lawmaker from Steamboat Springs who failed last year to defeat Tipton.
Also seeking the Democratic nomination are climate activist Root Routledge of Durango and businessman James Iacino, who claims he moved to the Western Slope to run for Congress, but still hasn’t actually listed his Denver residence for sale.