As we noted last week, Republican State Sen. Don Coram of Montrose has officially filed to run for Congress in a GOP Primary against incumbent Congressperson Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert (R-ifle) in Colorado’s third congressional district.
It’s too early to tell if Coram, a self-described “moderate” Republican, can put together the kind of campaign operation necessary to knock off Boebert, whose gun-toting, anti-everything persona has come to define the Republican Party in Colorado. But it’s also clear that Boebert is going to need to get a little more creative with her attacks than just rolling out the same old tired lines she uses against Democrats.
Coram’s response to Boebert’s initial barbs is absolutely pitch-perfect for an electorate that may be seeking a little more substance from its representative in Congress:
Rep. Lauren Boebert called the 73-year-old Montrose native with a background in farming and mining a “super-woke social liberal.”
His response: “I have no idea what that means.”https://t.co/mOcg7bpED3
— The Colorado Sun (@ColoradoSun) January 10, 2022
Boebert is clearly counting on being able to shoo Coram aside with whatever talking point she hears on right-wing outlets such as Fox News or OANN, but Coram’s “aw-shucks” response takes much of the venom out of those attacks. It won’t be enough to defeat Boebert on its own, but it’s a good start.