Rural Colorado United believes that the good people
of the 3rd Congressional deserve qualified, bipartisan representation
that can make a difference for our lives
and bring stability and recovery to our communities.
Candidate Lauren Boebert's embrace of extremist militias,
inability to answer even simple policy questions,
and hyper-partisan celebrity seeking all disqualify her for us.
We're not alone.
all cited Lauren's behavior in their endorsements.
Even the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce
declines to endorse Boebert.
And that was before we unearthed her long trail
of lawbreaking, unpaid taxes, staggering restaurant losses, repeat actions endangering other families' children, and disrepute among former employees.
WE ASKED CD3 BUSINESS LEADERS, VETERANS, AND EDUCATORS WHAT THEY THOUGHT ABOUT LAUREN'S RECORD.
THEY'VE GOT SOMETHING
THEY'D LIKE TO ASK YOU.
RURAL COLORADO UNITED BREAKS THE STORY ON LAUREN'S FABRICATIONS
In a September and October press releases, Rural Colorado United laid bare a series of fabrications in Lauren Boebert's origin story, as she's told it in numerous interviews and during the GOP primary:
No one was murdered behind her Rifle, CO restaurant, prompting staff to arm themselves. Instead, a man died of a drug overdose in the night.
Lauren's mother was not, in fact, a registered Democrat dependent on some mythic dole when she was growing up. Her mother registered as a Republican in 2001 and changed to an unaffiliated in 2013. Only in 2020 - when Lauren ran for office - did her mother change her registration back to Republican. In 2006, Lauren herself registered as a Democrat.
Lauren told voters that she'd earned a GED after dropping out of High School. It was revealed that she actually earned that GED in the spring of this year when she was running for office
The depth of Lauren's lawbreaking also came to light, with past citations and infractions including:
Lauren is six months behind on a campaign finance filing of how she spends supporters' money and two months behind the extended deadline of her personal finances filing, which would otherwise clarify how she maintains her Rifle restaurant despite running a $242,347 loss last reported in 2018
Reckless driving citations in three counties, including tailgating, speeding, and multiple failures to use child safety restraints
Inciting underage drinkers at Country Jam to flee law enforcement custody, where Lauren threatened deputies with her connections at Fox News
Eight tax liens against her Rifle, CO restaurant totaling $19,000 dollars owed to the people of Colorado - liens about which Boebert lied
A home foreclosure eviction and a civil debt case filed by Capital One Bank
Allowing pit bulls to remain at large without licensing
Failure to appear in court
Citations at her Rifle, CO restaurant including potentially hazardous food storage, poor hand-washing practice, and failure to observe county or state licenses - in addition to poisoning up to 80 people with unsafe pork products at a Rifle rodeo through her other food business
sEE THE GRAND JUNCTION
sEE THE GRAND JUNCTION
RIFLE REPUBLICAN AND
FORMER STATE HOUSE SPEAKER
RUSS GEORGE DECLINES TO BACK LAUREN,
ENDORSES OPPONENT INSTEAD
Fourth-generation Rifle native Republican Russ George served four terms as the State House Representative of District 57, rising to serve as Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives.
George was later appointed by Republican and Democratic governors to run the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado Department of Natural Resources before serving as president of Colorado Northwestern Community College, with campuses in Rangely and Craig. George has also been a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the state Interbasin Compact Committee.
In an Op Ed to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, George said:
“We need pragmatic, steady leaders who will meet the multiple crises we all face in this moment— and Diane Mitsch Bush is that leader.”
"I have had several opportunities to work alongside Diane on tough issues of critical importance to rural and western Colorado, especially on hard choices on water and transportation. Diane always looks for the balance between legitimate competing interests and demands as she searches for the way to foster efficient government to do the most good for the greatest number of citizens."
“Her proven bipartisan track record and reputation as an independent leader who was willing to stand up to Democratic leadership in the State House shows me that she will work with anyone to do what’s right for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Diane has my full endorsement, and I can’t wait to call her my congresswoman.”