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Colorado officials reviewing complaint over Boebert’s 2020 mileage



Colorado officials are looking into allegations that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) misused funds during her 2020 congressional campaign.

The Colorado attorney general’s office is examining a complaint brought by American Muckrakers PAC, which claimed Boebert inflated the mileage she logged on the campaign trail and used mileage reimbursements to pay off tax liens on her restaurant, according to the New York Times.


The state’s departments of Revenue and Labor and Employment as well as the attorney general’s office will “investigate the issue,” Janet Drake, deputy Colorado attorney general for criminal justice, confirmed to David Wheeler, president and co-founder of American Muckrakers PAC.

Two mileage reimbursements Boebert received in the form of checks totaling $22,259, equaling approximately 38,712 miles, as reported by the Denver Post, will likely be a source of scrutiny by state officials to see if any laws were broken.

Boebert denied the allegations, calling it a “partisan” attack.

“This is another swing and miss from a partisan political group,” Boebert said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “These false charges from 2020 have already been dismissed by the Federal Election Commission and disproven by the press. I represent over 50,000 square miles of Colorado; I connect with the people I serve rather than sitting at home in a basement like most Leftists.”

American Muckrakers PAC has previously targeted Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), releasing a series of sexually explicit videos of the 26-year-old congressman, among other targeted material, ahead of the Republican primary in May. Cawthorn lost his primary contest last month.

Boebert will be on the GOP primary ballot later this month for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. The winner of the primary will go on to face the Democratic nominee in November.


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