This week, an Expedition Strategies poll for the Democratic-aligned House Majority PAC showed Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush leading GOP nominee Lauren Boebert 43 percent to 42 percent for Colorado's 3rd CD. The rural, Western Slope district voted for President Trump 52 percent to 40 percent in 2016, and Republicans insist their polling shows Boebert ahead, but they also acknowledge the need to spend to keep it red.
Boebert, a 33-year-old restaurateur, shocked five-term Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) in the August GOP primary, 55 percent to 45 percent. Since then, the DC media narrative about the race has focused on Boebert's status as a so-called "QAnon candidate" for her May comments on a livestream show hosted by fringe personality Ann Vandersteel that "if [QAnon] is real, then it could be really great for our country."
But Boebert has denied she believes in QAnon's quackish conspiracy theories, and it's not clear that the average voter in Colorado's 3rd CD has the faintest idea what QAnon is. The evidence of this disconnect? Thus far, Democrats' ads against Boebert have called her "rigid and
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