Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) just managed to get herself in more hot water.
Reports are blowing up all over the place that Boebert charged a bill to her campaign for a bill at the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, CO.
This is the bar that was co-owned by Quinn Gallagher, the man who was caught on video getting handsy with Boebert during the local theater performance of “Beetlejuice.”
Can’t Do That
There was a time when I was fully behind Boebert. I loved that she was a local restaurant owner, a big supporter of the Second Amendment, and some fresh blood for Congress.
She quickly proved to be a dud, however. Boebert seemed more interested in saying and doing outrageous things to keep her name in the headlines than representing her constituents.
Her little “Beetlejuice” outing was the final straw for many, including myself, and the financial support her campaign has lost reflects the fact that she will likely lose her seat in 2024.
Boebert is not exactly rolling in the dough right now, so spending her money at her boyfriend’s bar (she has since broken up with him) is not exactly a smart move, especially when you know the media will be pouring over these records to find anything that can hurt the campaign.
She has only raised about $1.4 million in the third quarter, less than half of what her Democrat opponent has raised.
Boebert beat Adam Frisch by a mere 546 votes in 2022 and she had been losing steam ever since. With the razor-thin margin we have in the House, we simply cannot afford to lose this seat, but I think we better come to grips that is exactly what will happen.
The GOP needs to identify at least a half-dozen seats it can flip in 2024 because they are truly in danger of handing the House right back to Democrats, which would be a complete and utter disaster.
It puts even more urgency on winning the Senate and White House. Although that would mean we would still have a split Congress, at least we could block any crazy Democrat legislation from going through and hopefully find some bipartisan legislation to address the country's most serious issues.