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Boebert book-ban amendment one factor in split defense-bill vote among Colorado representatives 
Six of Colorado’s eight representatives in the U.S. House voted against the annual defense authorization bill that far-right Republicans loaded with policies restricting access to abortion and gender-affirming health care.  The National Defense Authorization Act is typically a bipartisan project in Congress and is necessary to keep the military running. But amendments added by several Republicans, including Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt, have led to another culture-war conflict in Congress as Democrats argued the bill’s focus on social issues weakens its military substance and threatens the bill’s viability. 
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Democrat Adam Frisch has raised 3 times more than Lauren Boebert so far this year 
In the first six months of 2023, Adam Frisch has raised nearly as much money as he did the entirety of his campaign for Congress in 2022. Frisch, a Democrat from Aspen running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, has raised nearly $4.4 million this year. Boebert has brought in slightly more than $1.4 million. According to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Frisch raised $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2023 and Boebert raised nearly $750,000.
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Lauren Boebert sings praise of Jason Aldean: “Time for CMT to get the Bud Light treatment” 
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has entered the discussion over the controversy surrounding a popular country song. Colorado’s Republican congresswoman recently joined Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in defending pop-country singer and guitarist Jason Aldean, while criticizing what she called censorship over his recent song “Try That in a Small Town.” The music video for Aldean’s song was pulled from CMT this week over some of its themes and facts surrounding the video itself. The song was released in May, but according to Billboard, the accompanying video wasn’t released until July 14 and had been in heavy rotation through Sunday before it was pulled on Monday.
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Boebert gets good news, bad news 
The bad news is that her re-election bid for the 3rd Congressional District has been downgraded from leaning Republican to a “tossup” by the Cook Political Report, which said that Boebert hasn’t changed her firebrand way of doing business despite winning reelection by only 546 votes last year to Democrat Adam Frisch, who again is running against her. The downgrade also cited Frisch’s campaign raising nearly three times in donations compared to what Boebert did in the second quarter of this year, $2.6 million to her $747,598. That came after Frisch had already outraised Boebert by $1 million after announcing his second bid with barely a month left in the first quarter of 2023.
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House GOP well funded for ’24, but Schiff censure opens cash spigot 
GOP lawmakers predict imminent ‘fistfight’ between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert 
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Colorado congressional staffers sometimes double as campaign staff and are paid with campaign funds 
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert trashes pin honoring Uvalde victim, video shows 
Pueblo political newcomer running for Congress as a Democrat