The results are in regarding the Republican primaries that were held out of Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Utah on June 28th, with Rep. Lauren Boebert among those securing the nomination despite attempted smear campaigns against her.
Rep. Boebert out of Colorado managed to secure the Republican nomination, despite the ultimately failed efforts by a group touting the name “Fire Boebert,” run by American Muckrakers PAC, who vowed to see her ousted from the primaries.
Of course, the efforts by the “Fire Boebert” group could hardly be taken seriously when even CNN fact-checked their numerous false and libelous claims.
The American Muckrakers PAC’s “Fire Boebert” peddled some of the most absurd and easily disproven lies – claiming that Rep. Boebert had in the past worked as an escort and obtained abortions in her youth.
CNN’s fact-check of the lies published by the American Muckrakers PAC “found that the super PAC had made at least five false statements about Boebert.” One such easily disproven lie was a photo allegedly of Boebert that was purportedly hosted on a website called “Sugar Daddy Meet.”
It was later confirmed that the photo wasn’t even of Rep. Boebert, with CNN noting they’d found the person who the photo actually depicted – with the same person confirming it was indeed herself in the picture.
This super PAC also laughably claimed Rep. Boebert had an abortion in the fall of 2004 and another in 2009, despite the fact she gave birth to one of her sons in March of 2005 and another in 2009.
Overall, an ineffective smear campaign, considering the results of the Colorado primary.
Coming in with over 64% of the vote while Associated Press was reporting at 90%, Rep. Boebert is poised to take on the Democratic challenger this November.
In Illinois, state Sen. Darren Bailey snagged the Republican nomination for the gubernatorial race, and state Sen. Mike Bost secured the GOP nomination for the 12th Congressional District. Elsewhere in Illinois, Rep. Mary Miller took down Republican Congressman Rodney Davis in the GOP nomination to run for the 15th Congressional district, and Rep. Darin LaHood maintained her hold to run for the 18th Congressional District.
Moving on to Oklahoma, current Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt won the primary for the gubernatorial race, where he’ll be facing off against Democrat nominee Joy Hofmeister later this year. With respect to the 1st Congressional District, Rep. Kevin Hern sealed in a re-nomination effort. Congressmen Frank Lucas and Tom Cole did the same in snagging a re-nomination bid, respectively, for the 3rd and 4th Congressional districts.
In Utah, Republican Sen. Mike Lee won the GOP primary, which leaves him to face off against Independent Evan McMullin in November. Rep. Burgess Owens will be on the November ballot for the state’s 4th Congressional District and Rep. Chris Stewart for the 2nd Congressional District.