This is a first. Talk to anybody you meet today and they will tell you they’ve never heard this before. Journalists are saying this is a case of first impression. Lauren Boebert’s campaign filled out FEC paperwork and mistakenly wrote that she represented Utah’s 3rd congressional district, not Colorado. Forbes:

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.

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

Yea team. With this level of efficiency, the rest of us would be out of business.

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. Update: October 29, 3:45 p.m. ET: Early Friday afternoon Boebert’s campaign amended its report a second time, and the state is now listed as Colorado.

Well, that’s good that they finally got it right, when the gaffe began generating headlines. It puts me in mind of Jared Kushner’s security clearance paperwork, which got amended 40 times, but at least in that case you knew it was because he was trying to hide the fact that he was crooked as hell.

And then there was the time that the Trumps disenfranchised themselves from voting in a New York mayoral race because they couldn’t figure out how to fill out and return the mail-in ballot in timely fashion.

“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.

Terrific folks in government on the Republican side, simply terrific. But I love it that Boebert’s got people working for her who literally don’t know what state of the union she represents. That is choice. If the mistake had been California, then you could figure that the wrong button got pushed in a scroll down. But not with Utah. “Now who does she represent again? It’s one of those big square states out west, but which one is it? Do you suppose it matters? Nah.”

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  1. The GQP clearly doesn’t care about intellect or education. As long as someone is willing to goose step in line with their BS and lies, they’re welcome in the party. If they can be controlled, bribed and will follow orders, they don’t have to think and stupidity is an asset. Boebert is just one example.

      • Remember Katherine Harris of FL recount fame? Incredibly, she didn’t know that the primary function of a STATE Secretary of State (including even in fucked up FL) is to be the state’s chief administrative officer and ensure the functions of the various departments are being properly documented. The biggie for all of them is of course the administration of elections and on election night there was that picture of her sitting on the floor looking distressed. Reports are that she was absolutely clueless about what to do. So why did she run for that job in the first place? She actually thought it was a state version of what the U.S. Secretary of State does and that she’d be mostly dealing with foreign dignitaries including paid by taxpayer travel to other countries!

        Congresswoman Bobblehead seems not even at Harris’ level and that’s saying something!

  2. It makes sense that a Trump supporter would not know what state she’s in. At least she didn’t put “unknowing, Unable, and uneducated.” (Although any of those would be more accurate.)

  3. I’m still mad that our former fearful leader didn’t get to build his wall on Colorado’s southern border to keep out those new Mexicans. Goddamn Biden. He refuses to plug that leak allowing those rapists & bad people from crossing that border. Maybe SHE can fix it.

  4. You know, it says the campaign meaning the workers one supposes, I figure it probably was Bobo and this is how they’re covering it up. She is one of the dumber ones in congress and I do not doubt she is ignorant enough not to know who she represents and where they reside.


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