Lauren Boebert came within about five hundred votes of losing her seat in 2022, and now she’s dealing with this instantly infamous “Beetlejuice” scandal. If this scandal causes just a handful more Democrats in her district to turn out and vote against her (or causes a handful of the least enthusiastic Republicans to stay home or cross party lines), then Boebert’s career will be over in 2024.
To that end, Boebert now sounds like someone who thinks her career is potentially over and is trying to convince herself that she doesn’t really want her job anyway. Boebert is now talking in interviews about wanting to spend more time with her family and such, which is usually how politicians talk when they think it’s all over for them anyway.
To be clear, Lauren Boebert isn’t automatically going to lose. Her district leans seven points Republican by default. She’s a terrible candidate, while Democrat Adam Frisch is a very strong candidate, so the race ended up being close in 2022. For that reason you can probably expect it to be very close again in 2024 – even with Boebert’s worsening scandals. The fact that she’s talking in defeatist manner is a good sign. It’s one we should jump on by donating or volunteering for Adam Frisch.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report