The video starts with a flurry of flying feces. A cow pie crushes one woman and others run to take cover.
In the aftermath, political newcomer and Democrat Alex Walker picks up a sullied teddy bear and announces that he’s joining the crowded race to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt.
A falling cow pie crushes a woman at the start of Alex Walker’s campaign announcement video. “We are real Coloradans. We deserve a living wage, small government that actually works and freedom of choice,” Walker says. “Instead, we have bull (expletive).”
The source of the barnyard epithet is incumbent Boebert, Walker’s video insinuates. An actress representing the Congresswoman laughs maniacally and sprays her office with a murky substance. Walker is shown passing out towels.
Boebert’s comments and claims in public and on social media have ushered her to the forefront of the Republican Party alongside other representatives like Marjorie Taylor Greene, of Georgia, and Matt Gaetz, of Florida. They’ve also drawn the ire of Democrats and moderates alike.
Walker is openly gay, raised by Republican parents in Littleton and Eagle, according to his campaign announcement. He is an entrepreneur and has worked as an engineer.
The announcement cites Walker’s business experience and the loss of his brother to suicide as reasons for his campaign.
“Part of why I’m running is to honor my brother and everyone left behind by elected officials who don’t do their jobs,” the announcement said. “I’m 100 percent committed to stopping Boebert from continuing her endless cycle of attacking people because of who they are or what they look like.”
Walker is joining a crowded field of Democratic challengers, each of whom have raised only a fraction of the funds as Boebert, campaign finance records show. So far 10 other Democrats are already in the race, Walker makes 11.
All those candidates combined have less than 13% of the more than $2 million that Boebert has on hand, according to the most recent set of campaign finance reports. Some have yet to report any cash on hand at all.
Boebert has fewer Republican challengers hoping to beat her in the party primary. Among them is seasoned state Sen. Don Coram, whom political scientists have said might have the best shot at winning of all the challengers.
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