Boebert challenger suspends campaign over redistricting

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FILE – In this March 5, 2020, file photo Colorado state Sen. Kerry Donovan speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol in Denver. Donovan, a leading Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in next year’s election, has suspended fundraising for her campaign after the state’s independent congressional redistricting commission approved a map that places Donovan’s residence in another district. (Jesse Paul/The Colorado Sun via AP, File)

DENVER (AP) — A leading Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in next year’s election, Colorado state Sen. Kerry Donovan, has suspended her campaign after the Colorado Supreme Court approved a new congressional map that puts her residence in another district. Donovan suspended fundraising for her campaign last month after the change was proposed by the state’s independent congressional redistricting commission. In a statement Friday, Donovan said the maps “failed to recognize the complexity of rural Colorado and instead divided communities, protected incumbents and ignored Coloradans’ voices” and left her with no viable path forward.

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