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Lauren Boebert’s Campaign Mistakenly Says, In FEC Filing, That She Represents Utah

The campaign of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) submitted a report with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night that lists her as a candidate for Congress in Utah.

Boebert represents Colorado.

“Thanks for reaching out,” said Boebert’s spokesperson, Jake Settle, when Forbes inquired about the revision. “I flagged this for our team!” 

Boebert’s home state was listed as Colorado in her campaign’s original report for the third quarter of 2021, which was filed on Oct. 15. The campaign amended that filing last night and, among other revisions, changed Boebert’s state and district on the first page from Colorado 03 to Utah 03.


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“I’ve never seen a candidate misidentify the state they are seeking to represent on an FEC report,” said Brett Kappel, an attorney specializing in campaign finance at Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg.

Most of the other modifications in the amended 839-page report result from the campaign revising its contributions for the quarter from $806,000 to $770,000.

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I took an unusual route to get here. In a past life, I worked as a travel and food writer, which is how I got the assignment in 2016 to cover the grand opening of the

I took an unusual route to get here. In a past life, I worked as a travel and food writer, which is how I got the assignment in 2016 to cover the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., just a couple miles from my home. When Trump won the election and refused to divest his business, I stayed on the story, starting a newsletter called 1100 Pennsylvania (named after the hotel’s address) and contributed to Vanity Fair, Politico and NBC News. I’m still interested in Trump, but I’ve broadened my focus to follow the money connected to other politicians as well—both Republicans and Democrats.

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