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Recount confirms Rep. Lauren Boebert narrowly wins re-election

Election 2022 Colorado House of Representatives
This combo image shows Adam Frisch, Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, and US Congressman Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.


Denver — On Monday, an automatic recount confirmed that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert won her reelection bid against Democrat Adam Frisch. The fierce competition showed that the famous conservative agitator’s belligerent style was disgusting voters in her conservative Colorado district.

Secretary of State Jenna Griswold announced the results Monday night. Frisch received a total of four votes in the recount, far from closing his more than 500-vote gap with Boubert.Aspen City Councilman Frisch has already lost the race last month.

Little did we expect the race to end with such a narrow margin. In his first term in office, Boubert was known nationally for his staunch support of former President Donald Trump, his active use of social media, and his active engagement in personal battles with Democratic lawmakers. became famous.

Frisch said she opposed what she called “anger suppression,” said she would not endorse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as party leader, and described herself as a nonpartisan problem solver.

Few gave him many chances in the conservative Third Congressional District. This constituency is up against some famous and liberal ski towns, but it’s dominated by the vast, unglamorous, energy-rich neighborhoods of rural Colorado.

Boebert rose to widespread prominence and earned a spot in the so-called “MAGA Squad,” but the fact that the campaign ended in a recount shows that Trump supporters’ provocative style has a political downside. is showing. By election night, Beaubert was heavily favored to win re-election after redistricting made the sprawling conservative constituency more Republican-leaning.

Her super-tight margins over Frisch surprised the political establishment as much as it did in 2020, when the Republican Party defeated a fifth-term Congressman in the primary, helping her take office. A former owner of a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, her Boebert comfortably won a precinct in the 2020 general election and quickly established herself as a partisan flashpoint in Washington. .

She filmed an ad of herself strolling the streets of the capital with a pistol in hand, carried it shoved to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, and waged a social media battle against prominent liberal Democrats like the House of Representatives. I was. and Ilhan Omar. Frisch said Thursday, “I think 99% of the story is here with her.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lauren-boebert-reelection-recount-narrow-adam-frisch/ Recount confirms Rep. Lauren Boebert narrowly wins re-election

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