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Rep. Lauren Boebert’s ‘mystery man’ is a Democrat who owns a Colorado bar: report

The “mystery man” who was booted from a Denver theater Sunday night along with Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for disrupting a performance is a Democrat who owns a bar in Aspen, according to a new report.

Quinn Gallagher, 46, was Boebert’s covert date to see “Beetlejuice: The Musical” at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, where both were later kicked out following complaints about vaping, loudly singing and taking pictures during the show, the Daily Mail reported.

The Colorado native is the co-owner of Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, which he opened with partner Pat Flannigan in April 2016, according to the Aspen Times.

The divorced father of one apparently scandalized his Democratic-leaning family members by spending the evening with the firebrand Republican, whom he has apparently been dating for months without their knowledge.

“It’s very surprising. I always thought Quinn was a cool guy and a Democrat. His parents would be horrified because they are definitely blue,” a source told the Daily Mail.

The outlet also obtained divorce records showing Gallagher married Aleece Alexander in 2006, and the couple ran the now-defunct Mona’s Bistro and Lounge in Seattle before their split in 2013.

Boebert, 36, was once the owner of her own establishment, Shooters Grill, in Rifle, Colo., where she was often seen serving customers with a 9mm holstered on her belt. The business closed in July 2022 after her landlord ended her lease.

The grandmother of one and mother to four boys caused at least three disturbances with Gallagher before being confronted by ushers, according to a theater incident report obtained by The Post.

Theater employees threatened to call the police, but the couple slunk out of the auditorium and briefly confronted theater employees in the lobby — with Boebert in a low-cut gold dress waving her finger and making threats.

“Do you know who I am?” she reportedly said, warning them that she would contact the board of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Democratic Mayor Mike Johnston.

Boebert and Gallagher were then escorted outside the venue by security and Denver police officers and walked away hand in hand.

The mayor’s office told The Post the congresswoman never followed up with them. A city rep also confirmed Boebert “does not serve on any of the City of Denver’s cultural commissions.”

“I can confirm the stunning and salacious rumors: in her personal time, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is indeed a supporter of the performing arts (gasp!) and, to the dismay of a select few, enthusiastically enjoyed a weekend performance of ‘Beetlejuice,’ which the Denver Post itself described as ‘zany,’ ‘outrageous’ and a ‘lusty riot,’” Boebert campaign spokesman Drew Sexton told The Post in a statement.

The mayor’s office told The Post the congresswoman never followed up with them. A city rep also confirmed Boebert “does not serve on any of the City of Denver’s cultural commissions.”

“She appreciates the Buell Theatre’s strict enforcement of their no photos policy and only wishes the Biden administration could uphold our border laws as thoroughly and vigorously,” he added.

“Congresswoman Boebert strongly encourages everyone to go see ‘Beetlejuice,’ which runs at Buell through Sept. 17 and features a fantastic cast, tremendous visuals, and plenty of loud laughs for attendees, but with a gentle reminder to leave their phones outside of the venue.”

The spokesman also said the congresswoman was not vaping and there had been “a misunderstanding from someone sitting near her” who hadn’t noticed the “heavy fog machines and electronic cigarettes used during the play.”

Boebert filed for divorce in May from her husband of 18 years, Jayson, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

The representative for Colorado’s 3rd District is seeking a third term in Congress next year, with an expected challenge from Democratic candidate Adam Frisch.

She won re-election to a second term last year by 546 votes.

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