Once the shock of Ken Buck’s sudden resignation wears off, the future looks so much better for 4th Congressional District Republicans who haven’t had a solid vote in Congress from Buck for quite some time.

The interim congressperson who replaces Buck to serve the solid Republican district from June to January will not be a lame duck counting the days like Buck has been.

That person will also most likely be running for election to the next session of Congress.

And bonus, he or she will be voting Republican on House votes for the rest of the year, which Buck could no longer be counted on to do.

Lauren Boebert is plenty pissed over the special election, complaining she’s been had and it’s all a set up.

We agree Buck’s resignation throws a wrench in the process and the special election ballot going out to voters with the regular primary ballot for the June 25 vote will be confusing.

But it’s a win for Republicans who haven’t had a voice in that district, or their vote registered in Congress by Buck in (checks calendar) a long time.

A six-month Congress member actively voting Republican is better than Buck still there voting with Democrats.

Boebert has made her decision not to run for the interim seat but is still running to fill the seat for the next term in the 4th District instead of her current 3rd District.

She should probably drop the sour grapes and just focus on her current job representing the 3rd while continuing her campaign to represent the 4th District in the upcoming term.

Meanwhile, for those who care, here’s how the Democrats are going to choose their nominee for the special election to fill Buck’s current term:

We have yet to hear from the Colorado Republican Party when and where they will gather precinct and county party officials to vote for the GOP nominee.

This is the latest from Colorado Politics:

While state Republicans have yet to announce the procedure the party will use to designate a nominee for the special election, it’s likely the GOP candidate will be chosen by a committee of party insiders who reside in the 4th CD. Boebert would likely face an uphill battle winning the nomination after only recently moving into the district from the Western Slope.

Other Republican candidates for the seat have said Tuesday they intend to seek the nomination for the special election, including former state Sens. Jerry Sonnenberg and Ted Harvey, state Reps. Richard Holtorf and nonprofit founder Deborah Flora.

For more information on how the special election process works, CPR has a pretty good report.

Stay tuned!