In part, Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) attributes her decision to transfer districts to Hollywood celebrities Barbra Streisand and Ryan Reynolds.
“But we need a strong voice there and we have to shut down the Hollywood elites who are trying to buy my current district. There has been close to $10 million poured into this district to buy the seat, and Colorado 3rd District is not for sale.” Boebert said during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s ‘The War Room.’
“It’s coming from Hollywood when you have Barbra Streisand coming in and donating to the Democrat, when you have Ryan Reynolds coming in and donating to the Democrat. It shows you that Hollywood is trying to buy their way into Congress.” she continued.
By announcing her district change last week, Boebert effectively prevents her Democrat opponent, Adam Frisch, from rematching her in 2024.
By approximately 546 votes, she prevailed over Frisch in the 2022 midterm elections.
Subsequently, Frisch has raised $7.7 million for his campaign, in contrast to $2.2 million for Boebert’s.
Filings with the Federal Election Commission indicate that Reynolds contributed $500 to Frisch’s campaign in March, while Streisand contributed $1,000 in April.
Boebert will now be competing for the seat of Representative Ken Buck (R-Colorado), following his declaration last year that he would not seek re-election.
The Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District of the state becomes available, thereby enhancing the candidate’s prospects of defeating Frisch.
This is in contrast to Boebert, whose term has been marred by numerous recent controversies.