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Gregg Smith ends his bid to unseat Republican Lauren Boebert

Democrat Gregg Smith is ending his short-lived campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday, saying he’s now confident there are other progressive candidates who can win in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District next year.  “I’m satisfied that Lauren Boebert will not be a congresswoman in January 2023,” Smith told The Colorado Sun in […]

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State Rep. Donald Valdez becomes latest Democrat to announce bid to unseat Lauren Boebert

State Rep. Donald Valdez is running to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert next year, becoming the seventh Democrat and the second state lawmaker to jump into the 3rd Congressional District race.  Valdez, who lives in La Jara, briefly ran for the seat during the 2020 election cycle before abruptly exiting the contest, citing threats […]

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Meet Gregg Smith, the Blackwater-connected Democrat new to Colorado and running to unseat Lauren Boebert

He served as a Marine. He worked as a high-powered consultant and commercial banker. He was an adviser and business partner to Erik Prince, the controversial former owner of the now-defunct international security firm Blackwater.  One thing Gregg Smith has never done until now is run for office. But the well-connected, 58-year-old Democrat who moved […]