GOP’s Lauren Boebert placed in Democrat’s district in Colorado election-map proposal: reports

GOP’s Lauren Boebert placed in Democrat’s district in Colorado election-map proposal: reports

A proposed redrawing of Colorado ’s congressional districts places the residence of Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert within the district of a Democratic congressman, according to reports. If the proposal is ultimately approved, it means Boebert could opt to run in a more heavily Democratic district if she seeks reelection in 2022, FOX 31 of Denver reported . Boebert, 34, was elected in November 2020 to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, but the newly proposed map places her home in the 2nd District, which is represented by U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse. Neguse, 37, has been serving in Congress since 2019. He was among the House Democrats who helped manage the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump . After the proposed redistricting map was released, Neguse immediately used the prospect of a run against Boebert as a chance to seek campaign donations. “So, if the redistricting map released tonight holds,” Neguse wrote on Twitter on Friday, “looks like I may be running for re-election against … Lauren Boebert.” The U.S. Constitution, however, does not require House members to live in the same district they represent. They only need to live in the same state they represent. So Boebert could decide to run again in the 3rd District. Boebert did not appear to immediately address the proposed map changes in her social media comments over the weekend. The congresswoman has been a relentless critic of the Biden administration as well as a vocal advocate of Second Amendment gun ownership rights […]

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