Lauren Boebert’s Democratic opponent concedes in tight Colorado race

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Boebert was leading Adam Frisch by 551 votes Friday when he called to concede.

On a livestream Friday, Democratic candidate Adam Frisch announced that he had called GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert to concede the race in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Boebert was leading Frisch by 551 votes, but in percentage terms, they were tied at 50% with 99% of the expected vote in. Given how slim Boebert’s lead was, the race was heading into a recount.

Boebert breezed through her Republican primary with 66% of the vote and was expected by many observers to comfortably win her general election in a district that went for former President Donald Trump by 15 points in 2020.

The closer-than-anticipated race for Boebert is representative of the struggles the GOP faced this midterm cycle despite predictions of a “red wave.”

Boebert has been a political lightning rod since first winning Colorado’s conservative-leaning 3rd Congressional District in 2020 as a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment who fully embraced both Trump and his provocative style.

On a livestream Friday, Democratic candidate Adam Frisch announced that he had called GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert to concede the race in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Boebert was leading Frisch by 551 votes, but in percentage terms, they were tied at 50% with 99% of the expected vote in. Given how slim Boebert’s lead was, the race was heading into a recount.

Boebert breezed through her Republican primary with 66% of the vote and was expected by many observers to comfortably win her general election in a district that went for former President Donald Trump by 15 points in 2020.

The closer-than-anticipated race for Boebert is representative of the struggles the GOP faced this midterm cycle despite predictions of a “red wave.”

Boebert has been a political lightning rod since first winning Colorado’s conservative-leaning 3rd Congressional District in 2020 as a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment who fully embraced both Trump and his provocative style.

“I told you all year, the Left would do everything that they possibly could to get rid of me,” Boebert tweeted last week as ballots continued to be counted. “As this race comes down to every last vote, I need you to help us ensure we have the resources to finish what we started!”

Frisch narrowly won the Democratic primary in June. He defeated activist Sol Sandoval by just a few hundred votes.

“I told you all year, the Left would do everything that they possibly could to get rid of me,” Boebert tweeted last week as ballots continued to be counted. “As this race comes down to every last vote, I need you to help us ensure we have the resources to finish what we started!”

Frisch narrowly won the Democratic primary in June. He defeated activist Sol Sandoval by just a few hundred votes.

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