Colorado State Sen. Kerry Donovan (D-Colorado), who’s running against Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) next year, has ceased fundraising in the state’s 3rd Congressional District after the state’s redistricting commission approved a map that puts Donovan’s residence in another district, a move that would significantly favor the Republican.

The commission had submitted the map to the state Supreme Court last Friday, less than a year before the midterm election.

“I won’t talk about the motives of the commission; I can only look at the results. And the results show that we made the 3rd [Congressional District] less competitive, and I don’t think that’s what voters were expecting when they supported this idea of a commission,” Donovan said in an interview. “And a less competitive seat means that they can’t hold their elected official accountable. If this map stands, I think it’s a sad day for western and southern Colorado.”

Donovan has also released a lengthy statement explaining how the new map by the state’s redistricting commission could undermine the integrity of the election and her constituents’ rights in choosing the right candidate.


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“I could not be prouder of the grassroots movement that we have built together. And as the leader of this movement, I am going to be honest with you about the path ahead,” Donovan tweeted.

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