Colorado Rep. Boebert raises $1.5 million for reelection

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FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., center, joins other freshman Republican House members for a group photo at the Capitol in Washington. The district’s newest representative, Boebert, is an unabashed, social media-savvy loyalist of former President Donald Trump who, like her fellow first-term colleague GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, is stoking controversy with her far-right views and defiant actions. But unlike Greene, Boebert doesn’t hail from an overwhelmingly GOP, safe district. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has raised more than $1.5 million in her bid for reelection, including more than $750,000 in the fundraising quarter that ended at midnight Wednesday.

The campaign for Boebert, the first-term representative for the sprawling 3rd Congressional District, provided no details on the latest quarter’s totals, including money spent and money saved in the bank. Quarterly reports are due to the Federal Election Commission on July 15.

A leading Democratic challenger, state Sen. Kerry Donovan, has raised more than $1.1 million since the start of the year, including $457,000 in the second quarter, Colorado Politics reports.

State Rep. Don Valdez of La Jara and several other Democrats are seeking to run against Boebert, who defeated five-term Rep. Scott Tipton in the GOP primary on her way to election last year. She’s closely aligned herself with former President Donald Trump and assiduously assails the Joe Biden administration and Democrats in Congress.

Congressional redistricting this year, in which Colorado is adding an eighth House district and redrawing its seven existing districts, could affect the parameters of the 3rd District election.

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