Colorado Springs & Denver Gazette Officially Endorses Jeff Hurd for U.S. Congress

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By The Gazette editorial board, Dec 3, 2023

ENDORSEMENT: Republicans should vote Hurd for District 3

Republicans cannot afford to lose Colorado’s Congressional District 3 next year. Democratic candidate Adam Frisch — a former New York currency trader living in Aspen — should not represent the mostly rural, agricultural Western Slope wonderland of hippies, cowboys, farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, artists and professionals.

To hold District 3, “grassroots” and “establishment” Republicans should unite behind Jeff Hurd in the Republican primary June 25. A Western Slope native and pragmatic conservative, Hurd might represent the only hope for Republicans to keep the seat.

Nominating Hurd, and keeping District 3, has national ramifications. The slim and divided 8-seat House Republican majority is the only thing resisting a left-wing juggernaut in the Washington swamp. Incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert has little chance of winning, even with her district’s 9-point Republican advantage and the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, who polls as the district’s favorite for the White House in 2024.

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