I am happy to tackle any issue with any member with Congress that wants to sincerely work toward finding common ground. Ashley Quenneville, Mitsch Bush's campaign manager, certainly thinks they should. Pace said building support in strongholds such as Pueblo may hold the key for Mitsch Bush. Without our electoral votes, you can kiss our water good-bye.” This latter assertion came after she talked about her opposition to the national popular vote compact issue that’s on the ballot. Unpredictable House race ahead for western…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window). It includes both conservative and liberal strongholds, but some of the latter — especially Pueblo — have trended more conservative in recent years. Finally, public lands are responsible for more than 500,000 jobs across the state every year. We can’t let that happen. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and history. Lauren Boebert: I reject your premise that my platform is location-specific. An internal poll released Monday by the House Democrats' national campaign committee shows Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush holding a slim lead over Republican Lauren Boebert in the race for the open seat in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. The first is: is there a market for this? Reaction? This is a geographically large and diverse district, and the next representative for CD3 needs to represent every town and every county — from Gunnison to Pueblo and Cortez to Steamboat. Boebert, who is running against Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush in the race for Colorado’s massive 3 rd Congressional District, last weekend tweeted a Federalist article accusing Rural Colorado United co-founder George Autobee of being an Antifa sympathizer, referring to a loose, left-wing affiliation of groups militantly opposed to fascism and right-wing ideology. I mean, Reagan and Tip O’Neill got along great despite their political differences. Last year, national and local Democrats, eyeing a more competitive dynamic against Tipton, tried unsuccessfully to recruit several Democratic state lawmakers into the race. (CBS4) – Gun-toting political newcomer Lauren Boebert declared she won the race to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District late Tuesday night, and Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush conceded a little after midnight. Aspen Journalism: How do you address the concern that your platform neglects the interests of the majority of the voters in places — mostly resort-based — like the Roaring Fork Valley, Steamboat Springs and Eagle County — all of which are outdoor-recreation-based that serve as regional economic engines whose fiscal influence extends way past the city limits to places like Garfield County? She has a total disregard for our safety and thinks the rules don’t apply to her. She lost to Tipton two years ago by 8 percentage points, despite outspending him. What program was that part of? AJ: You make good use of the government cheese anecdote. The responses finally came in too late to include in the main Cd3 story by the author. AJ: She said, “I signed up to get in the way.”. Editor’s note: This list of questions was sent numerous times over the course of a month via various channels to Lauren Boebert and her campaign. I’m running for Congress to represent everyone — not just the people who vote for me — and I’ll work across the aisle to fight for lower health care costs and create good paying jobs. It doesn’t take into account the issues that we’re facing in CD3. The … Aspen Journalism: Boebert routinely refers to you as a “far-left, job-killing socialist.” How do you react to this assertion? AJ: When she was in Steamboat Springs last week, Boebert referred to Steamboat as “the heart of the lion’s den.” I assume she was talking about the town being largely Democrat. Let’s start with those. Unpredictable House race ahead for western Colorado after Boebert ousts Tipton, CU Boulder strips John Eastman of public duties following professor’s speech at Trump rally that preceded Capitol riot, With hours left in office, Trump pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne, others, Gov. That’s when things really turned around for us. That’s what a representative does, and that’s my top priority. During the primary she built support in part by appearing on conservative radio shows across the state. I’ve worked on these issues for decades, and I know water law like the back of my hand. DMB: I’m all about cutting red tape, and that’s just what I did in the State House. LB: I’d like to see a responsible plan put in place to manage the 6 billion standing dead trees in the Western United States. What are your views on immigration and, by extension, the border wall? Boebert, who won nearly 55% of the primary vote against Tipton, is a mother of four boys in Rifle who first drew attention in recent years for her ownership of a restaurant, Shooters Grill, whose waitresses open-carry guns. Instead, she blew off the Water Congress and went to D.C. to hobnob with Washington insiders and sent a recorded video of her reading a speech written by her handlers. Some regulation is important for maintaining public health and safety, but I’m all for getting rid of unnecessary regulations. Resort-area employees and agricultural employees. DMB: I will always protect and defend our public lands. Democratic leadership in the State House tried to pass legislation without any Republican support that would have been terrible for my district. Diane Mitsch Bush: That’s a load of garbage. DMB: You wanna talk about fighting for water? Which reservoirs specifically? But his standing has been falling in recent months, posing a risk. Second, I’ve got plenty of plans to create good-paying jobs in CD3. The general election, so far, is shaping up to be a race between a conservative who delights in a focus on red-meat issues for the base and a Democrat seen by some in her own party as a strong fundraiser but weak campaigner. She will run in November's general election against Diane Mitsch Bush, a … LB: Yes, that is accurate, and I attend a non-denominational church. Colorado’s outdoor economy relies on public lands, and I’m fighting to keep public lands in public hands. Whether or not this project is approved would not be in my hands as a member of Congress. Statewide, initial polls show Boebert up 51% to 45.7% over Mitsch Bush. “I do think the Republicans nominated the right person for a Democrat to run up the numbers in Pueblo,” he said.