Democratic State Sen. Kerry Donovan has suspended his fundraising campaign to oust Republican Lauren Boibert in Colorado’s third congressional district.
Donovan was expelled from the third district. Final map approved Last week, through the state’s independent redistricting commission, it located its hometown of Val in the second congressional district.
Donovan criticized the map, which still needs approval from the state Supreme Court, as a competition. As it stands, it will bow – heavily, in some cases – to Democrats in four districts and Republicans in three.
The map creates a new, competitive 8th district north of Denver and reserves benefits for the seventh congressional visitor in Colorado. Recent election results suggest a seven-point margin for ordinary Republicans in the new Third District. Boebert won his 2020 race by 6.2 points.
Donovan noted that Democrats control the state government. Colorado is generally blue..
“But can we end up with an equally divided Congress delegation? This division does not represent the will of the people in the state.
Donovan lives and votes. His family’s Edwards farm is currently on the edge of the third district, but the newly approved map places it within the second district only – meaning Donovan can no longer claim any kind of housing in the district.
Congress candidates do not have to live in the districts where they are running for representation.
Despite blocking all fundraising efforts, she said she would continue to meet with voters and decide whether to stay in the race or leave at a later date.
About a dozen candidates are in the fray for this seat. Filing of Federal Election Commission.