I met the Republican woman running against Lauren Boebert. In fact, I invited her to my home to meet with a local blogger and a retired nurse, who is also a “retired” Republican after 30 years of supporting the Republican Party.
I know it is strange that a liberal, as I am known, is promoting a Republican candidate, but listen to me.
We still don’t know what the boundaries will be after redistricting. The preliminary map shows Republicans with a 10-point advantage. Any Republican running for office will have that advantage. The only Republican who has announced a primary race is Marina Zimmerman. Rumors still circulate that Josh Penry will promote a Tim Foster career, but for the sake of this argument, let’s ignore that possibility.
Democracy requires options. For those of us who live in CD3, our choice during the last two election cycles has been a competent and educated woman from a resort town or a Republican candidate. I’m pretty sure even Republicans were shocked when a rookie candidate beat Scott Tipton in a primary. But that happened. Rural voters, who have been conditioned by oil and gas to believe that the only way they will have a job is by voting Republican, will continue to vote Republican.
The only avenue I see for Dump Boebert is for unfilled voters to vote against him in the primaries. Demographics show that the unaffiliated voter will be the deciding vote. According to data from the Secretary of State as of July 1, CD3 has 521,296 active voters, of which 163,914 are Republicans, 136,127 are DEMs, and 211,641 are not affiliated with any major political party.
For the record, I have long said that there must be more than one viable political party, I think problems are best solved when viewed from all angles. In theory, we understand it when there are competitors in a political career who are smart, educated, and thoughtful about issues. Clearly, Lauren Bobert is neither of these things, so how do we change the dynamics?
The political contest of my dreams for CD3 would finally be Kerry Donovan and Marina Zimmerman. Each brings different strengths and weaknesses to the table.
Donovan brings more experience and a good track record, but is another “competent and educated woman from a resort town.” (For the record, I also had lunch with Donovan this week, and I really like it.) However, mysogyny runs strong among CD3 voters. In my opinion, we have Boebert because the CD3 men thought with their little heads instead of their heads. There is anecdotal evidence for this. Friends who were election judges told stories about the number of men who went to the actual polling places and commented that they only wanted to vote for Trump and Boebert. Donovan is attractive but does not sexualize his campaign, nor does he walk around carrying a penis extender with lethal bullets.
Zimmerman brings connections to the worker, after years of being a heavy equipment operator often working in the oil and gas industry. He also has a BA in political science from Ft Lewis and is working on a BA in planning. Zimmerman also brings that 10-point lead Republicans have on draft redistricting maps.
Since the next CD3 Representative is likely to be a Republican, I would prefer one with common sense, who is not anti-vax, who thinks that Trump did more harm than good to our nation, and who can also bring in national publicity and campaign money. in your campaign. Zimmerman has spoken with the likes of Bill Kristol and Michael Steele about his campaign. She believes they will help with fundraising, making CD3’s primary career one with a national focus and very costly.
Even though Zimmerman is against abortions, one of my hot topics, my plan is to vote for her in the Republican primaries. I hope other unaffiliated voters will join me. She’s not perfect, but she’s way above Boebert.
A race between Zimmerman and Donovan would be a race full of ideas. This is how democracy should look.
Please help me Dump Boebert!