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Adam Frisch outraises Lauren Boebert ahead of potential 2024 rematch 
Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt has consistently ranked as one of Colorado’s top congressional fundraisers since her election to the 3rd District seat in 2020, raking in small-dollar contributions from a national network of grassroots conservative donors. But in her bid to win a third term next year, she may have to overcome an even more prolific fundraising effort by her likely Democratic challenger. Adam Frisch, a former Aspen City Council member who lost to Boebert by just 546 votes in the 2022 election, raised more than $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2023 — more than double the $763,000 raised by Boebert in the same period, according to Federal Election Commission disclosures.
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A Super PAC Targets Greene, Gaetz, Boebert and Others on the Far Right 
A bipartisan group of political operatives — spanning the ideological spectrum from former members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus to a Democrat who challenged Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia — has started a political action committee aimed at “stopping MAGA” and eradicating what the operatives call an authoritarian streak among some Republican lawmakers.
Gaetz, Boebert and Biggs raised big bucks off their opposition to McCarthy 
The House Republicans who were the most vocal in opposing Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker reaped substantial financial rewards for it, new campaign finance filings show. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who referred to McCarthy as the “biggest alligator” in a swamp-themed fundraising email in early January, reported his top fundraising days among itemized donors on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7. Such strong fundraising days early in the quarter are unusual and suggest the Speaker fight was a significant driver of donations. The Florida congressman brought in a total of roughly $675,000 during the first quarter, including more than $480,000 from donors giving less than $200 — a sign of enthusiasm from the party’s small-dollar base.
GOP lawmakers urge Biden to stop sending ‘unrestrained’ aid, weapons to Ukraine 
“Our national and economic security demand an alternative. Unrestrained U.S. aid for Ukraine must come to an end, and we will adamantly oppose all future aid packages unless they are linked to a clear diplomatic strategy designed to bring this war to a rapid conclusion.” The lawmakers also said that Biden should prioritize more diplomatic efforts to advocate for a peace agreement between the two countries. The letter was signed by 19 Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah.), Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.Y.), and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). 
GOP lawmakers urge Supreme Court to let abortion pill restrictions take effect 
What we’re watching: The handful of signers facing competitive elections in 2024 should expect it to come up in attacks on the campaign trail, two Democratic operatives told Axios. Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Monica De La Cruz (R-Texas) are top targets for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — which blasted Boebert last week for signing the 5th Circuit brief.
Birth Control Is Next 
Two years ago, in Missouri, Republicans tried to ban public funding for IUDs and emergency contraception in a bill that would have made those forms of birth control ineligible for Medicaid coverage. (“Anything that destroys that life is abortion, it’s not birth control,” said the state senator who spearheaded the legislation.) During the 2022 appropriations process in Congress, Rep. Lauren Boebert attempted to bar federal funds from being used on “abortifacient contraceptive drugs,” and Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale proposed adding emergency contraception to a provision prohibiting the federal funding of abortion.
U.S. House approves bill banning transgender student athletes in girls sports 
U.S. House Republicans voted Thursday to prohibit transgender student athletes from competing on girls sports teams consistent with their gender identity, at the same time multiple GOP-dominated states are making similar moves. The bill, H.R. 734, which would apply to K-12 schools as well as colleges that receive federal funding, passed on a party-line vote of 219-203. Of the three Republican members of the Colorado congressional delegation, Doug Lamborn voted in favor of the measure, but Lauren Boebert and Ken Buck were recorded as not voting. The bill has no chance of success in the U.S. Senate, which is narrowly controlled by Democrats.
Water attorney says tribes should have seat at table in Colorado River discussions 
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, the Silt Republican whose congressional district contains the Colorado River from just downstream from its headwaters to the Utah border, told Colorado Politics in an email that she will continue fighting for Coloradans. “The Colorado River is called the Colorado River for a reason,” Boebert said. “I will keep working to put the people of Colorado and our interests first as we work to find solutions to western drought. Six states representing millions of people came together to produce a solution, but California failed to show up to the table and negotiate in good faith. Now, millions of people are being held hostage by California’s willful incompetence.”
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Lauren Boebert Got Called Out For Hypocrisy After Expressing Disgust Over Alec Baldwin’s Dropped Charges In The Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting 
New GOP challenger says 3rd District voters ‘are done with Lauren Boebert like they’re done with winter’ 
Glenwood Springs’ first drag storytime was a success 
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Silt, shared tweets last year telling drag queens to stay out of her district with storytimes, and recently posted divisive tweets against the trans community. If anything, the Arauzas joined Bluebird Cafe Justin Bishop in being more concerned about the people who have political opinions against the Divas and other members of the LGBTQ+ community. “There was nothing about that event that was inappropriate for my children,” Steven said. “It is highly inappropriate for bigoted people to sexualize children’s events for political gain, which was the reason why we had to have security as a thing in the first place.”
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How Lauren Boebert’s visit to a rural Colorado school started a small revolt against the district 
Disagreement seemed inevitable, as U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is a polarizing figure. But Dolores School District Superintendent Reece Blincoe didn’t think the issue would linger for as long as it has or turn quite as sour for his small community in rural, southwest Colorado. Blincoe, a principal and other officials have been under fire for weeks from a group of parents angry and concerned that the district invited Boebert to speak to several hundred students at Dolores Middle & High School last month for a civics discussion that turned somewhat political. Parents within the district say they were blocked from attending or watching the congresswoman’s address to the students when they voiced concern ahead of time. And they’re worried about the message that hosting Boebert sends to the students.
Lauren Boebert’s Son Fails to Show in Court — Unbeknownst to Mom