Ernest Luning of the Colorado Springs Gazette reports on news today from the campaign of surprise CD-3 Republican congressional nominee Lauren “Yosemite Samantha” Boebert, and Democrats who were worried Boebert’s campaign would find its professional footing after unexpectedly ousting incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton can relax, because that’s not happening:
Boebert, the restaurant owner and first-time candidate who defeated five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the primary, has added lead policy advisor Kristi Burton Brown, finance director Shana Kohn Banberger and communications director Laura Carno to her team, her campaign said.
Carno told Colorado Politics that the campaign won’t have a traditional campaign manager but will instead be managed by a team…
A campaign by committee! That is the most small government-y thing we’ve heard all day.
Kristi Burton Brown, as readers know, is the young Republican activist best known for fronting the failed “Personhood” abortion ban measures in previous Colorado elections, and more recently serving as the Colorado Republican Party’s vice-chair–in which her most notable act was to file the disastrously ill-advised recall attempt against Rep. Tom Sullivan that fell apart in disgrace last summer. Laura Carno is an unremarkable gun rights talking head out of Colorado Springs, whose glitterati days as a public face of the 2013 recalls faded into the rear view with the death of NRATV.
As for the “finance director?” Boebert will need to find some finances, yes. True that.
Although Luning gamely attempts to portray these hires as a sign of a formidable forthcoming campaign from Boebert, we’re inclined to see the opposite–a political neophyte taking terrible advice from our usual suspect crew of local losers. Let us know when the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) intervenes, because we suspect they’ll need to soon if they want to hold this once-safe seat.