Lauren Boebert's fundraising took a huge plunge after she switched districts

  • Lauren Boebert just had her worst fundraising quarter in years.

  • She's facing a tough primary and accusations of carpetbagging after moving to a redder district.

  • But some of her House GOP colleagues are donating to her. George Santos even gave her $400.

Rep. Lauren Boebert just had her worst fundraising quarter in years, bringing in roughly $462,000 in the first three months of 2024.

It was the Colorado Republican's first full quarter since she announced in late December that she would be switching congressional districts. After winning by less than 600 votes in 2022, Boebert moved across the state to run in a more conservative district vacated by Rep. Ken Buck.

To put Boebert's poor fundraising quarter into perspective: It was a significant drop from the roughly $540,000 that she raised in the last 3 months of 2023, and far below the nearly $764,000 haul that she brought in this time last year. In 2021 and 2022, she had several quarters where she raised between $800,000 and $1 million.

Boebert's campaign filings show that she's continued to receive financial support from her Freedom Caucus colleagues since switching districts, including donations ranging between $1,000 and $3,300 from campaign accounts tied to Reps. Mary Miller of Illinois, Ronny Jackson of Texas, Anna Paulina Luna of Florida, Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Andy Biggs of Arizona.

She also received a $400 personal donation from George Santos, the scandal-plagued ex-lawmaker who was expelled from the House in December and has since been making a living off of Cameo videos.

Before he resigned his seat, Buck quipped that Boebert made Santos "look like a saint."

Former Rep. George Santos and Rep. Lauren Boebert before the State of the Union earlier this month.
Former Rep. George Santos and Rep. Lauren Boebert before the State of the Union last month.Shawn Thew/Getty Images

While former President Donald Trump and House GOP leadership have endorsed Boebert, she faces a tough race in her new district.

She has been dogged during the campaign by accusations of "carpetbagging," referring to instances when politicians run for offices far from where they live for political advantage.

Several GOP establishment figures have lined up behind Jerry Sonnenberg, a former state lawmaker who has emphasized his low-key style over Boebert's bombast.

The congresswoman has also faced numerous personal scandals in the last year, the most prominent incident being her ejection from a musical production of "Beetlejuice" in a Denver theatre in September.

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