Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert stops by Bayfield on campaign trail

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert stops by Bayfield on campaign trail

Lauren Boebert, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of about 75 on Saturday during a campaign stop in Bayfield. About 75 people showed up Saturday to listen to Lauren Boebert, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District, during a campaign stop in Bayfield. BAYFIELD – More than 70 La Plata County residents gathered under the Eagle Park pavilion in Bayfield on Saturday to hear upstart, congressional candidate Lauren Boebert make her case for their vote. It seems to be working. Boebert, a Republican from Garfield County, is vying for one of Colorado’s seven House of Representative seats against former state legislator Diane Mitsch Bush, a Steamboat Springs Democrat. Local residents, weary of do-nothing politicians, saw Boebert and her meteoric rise as someone who can bring new ideas and energy into the Republican Party. Boebert, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District, spoke about her Christian values, support for gun-rights and the importance of speaking out against the Democratic Party. “She’s just such an upbeat, positive person. That’s what I always loved about Trump,” said Kathy Bowser of Durango. “He wasn’t part of the establishment, and I like that.” Boebert is a newcomer to politics, and she’s known primarily for her pro-gun, Second Amendment advocacy. She keeps a gun strapped to her thigh during campaign events. She gained the national spotlight after arguing for gun rights at a campaign event […]

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