Light Wave


Marjorie Taylor Greene: Boebert ‘should be very concerned’ about poll

By Jake Beardslee · January 30, 2024

In brief…

  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Rep. Lauren Boebert should be worried after placing 5th in a straw poll in her new district.
  • Boebert switched to the more Republican 4th District after redistricting but faces 9 GOP challengers in the primary.
  • Boebert previously clashed with Greene, who said she won't get involved in Boebert's primary race.
  • The straw poll Boebert placed 5th in was unscientific but Greene said it still raises concerns about Boebert's reelection bid.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested fellow Republican Lauren Boebert should be worried about her reelection chances after placing fifth in an early straw poll in her new district in Colorado.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) suggested fellow House Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) should be worried about her reelection prospects after placing fifth in a recent straw poll in Colorado’s new 4th Congressional District.

In an interview with The Hill, Greene said she does not plan to get involved in Boebert’s primary race, but noted “I saw that she came in fifth place in the straw poll over the weekend, which she should be very concerned about.”

Boebert, who currently represents Colorado’s 3rd District, announced in December she would run for reelection in the 4th District after Rep. Ken Buck (R) said he would retire. The 4th District is considered more solidly Republican than Boebert’s current 3rd District.

After the first Republican primary debate in the 4th District, Boebert finished fifth in a straw poll of attendees. According to Jesse Paul of The Colorado Sun, the poll had a “very unscientific sample” made up of many family and friends of the candidates.

Boebert and Greene, two of the most conservative members of the House, have clashed in the past.

Boebert now faces nine other GOP candidates in the primary for the 4th District. Jerry Sonnenberg, a former state senator and representative, received the most support in the straw poll with 22 votes.

“I think that’s a serious primary, and it seems like there’s some good candidates in there,” Greene commented. “We’ll see what’s happening with the polling and the direction it’s going in.”

Boebert switched districts in December after Colorado’s redistricting process following the 2020 census. She will need to earn the support of voters in her new district if she hopes to fend off her Republican challengers and win reelection in November.