Frisch challenges Boebert in tight Colorado race
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Lauren Boebert has said she is confident she will hold onto her House seat as she widens her lead against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch – but the unexpected upset race continues to be too close to call.
When asked by reporters if she expects to win the race on Thursday, the Republican incumbent responded: “Of course I expect to win. It’ll be great.”
Ms Boebert is now leading by 1,122 votes in what has shaped up to be surprisingly close race for the US House seat in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
After trailing for much of the race, the Donald Trump ally clawed her way back to a lead on Thursday, now leading with 50.2 per cent of votes to Mr Frisch’s 49.8 per cent, with 99 per cent of votes reported.
The race could be headed for an automatic recount if the victorious party fails to win by a margin of more than 0.5 per cent.
The tight race came as something of a surprise to both Republicans and Democrats – as well as pollsters – after the controversial, gun-toting congresswoman had been expected to enjoy a comfortable reelection.
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Boebert now leads by 1,122 votes
Lauren Boebert is now leading by 1,122 votes in what has shaped up to be a surprisingly close race for the US House seat in Colorado.
Ms Boebert currently leads with 50.2 per cent of votes to Democratic challenger Adam Frisch’s 49.8 per cent, with 99 per cent of votes now reported in the district.
The race is still too close to call.
After trailing for much of the race, the Donald Trump ally clawed her way back to a lead on Thursday, inching past the Democrat to a lead of 386 votes that morning. She widened the lead to 794 votes that afternoon before more votes were reported later in the day.
Rachel Sharp11 November 2022 10:20
We read Lauren Boebert’s book so you don’t have to
Imagine you have just purchased Republican Representative Lauren Boebert’s new autobiographical book, “My American Life.”
You rush to her restaurant, Shooter’s Bar and Grill, to begin flipping through its pages. A waitress — pistol dangling from a holster on her hip — drops a menu on the table. You glance over it, your eyes stopping at the pork sliders. The fake news says they gave concert-goers diarrhea back in 2017. But you didn’t come all this way, to Rifle, Colorado, for lies. You want the truth — and it’s sitting right there in your hands. You dive in.
Rachel Sharp11 November 2022 10:00
ICYMI: Boebert’s Shooters Grill restaurant closes after landlord declines to extend lease
Lauren Boebert’s Shooters Grill in Colorado has closed down after the restaurant’s landlords refused to extend the lawmaker’s lease.
The Republican lawmaker’s eatery in the town of Rifle was famous for having waitresses armed with handguns and shut its doors for the final time on Sunday, she confirmed.
“We were like a family. I would say Shooters, for any employee, was their life,” she told The Post Independent about the restaurant that opened in May 2013.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 09:30
Boebert slammed for 15 anti-veteran votes
“I voted for four pro-veteran bills that were signed into law and led several amendments to provide funding for mental health and other important services for our veterans,” wrote Ms Boebert in a tweet during the campaign that also urged her followers to click and learn more about “the work I’m doing to support America’s heroes”.
Her opponent Mr Frisch fact-checked her via his own lengthy tweet-thread.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 08:30
Earlier: Boebert mocked for awkward 17-hour silence after tweeting the ‘red wave has begun’
Online critics of Republican Lauren Boebert seemed to revel in the nail-biter close race the congresswoman remained locked in hours after polls closed in Colorado, with many pointing to her own social media silence as a sign that a potential loss could be imminent.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 06:30
ICYMI: Did Lauren Boebert shoot a dog?
A neighbour has backed up Rep Lauren Boebert’s denial that the congresswoman fatally shot a pet dog in her hometown of Silt, Colorado.
The bizarre story – the latest in Ms Boebert’s controversial rollercoaster career – exploded on social media after Yaritza Mendoza, describing herself as the MAGA Republican’s “next door neighbour,” detailed the alleged incident in a Facebook post.
Sheila Flynn looks into the story.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 04:30
Why is Lauren Boebert in trouble in Colorado?
Colorado congresswoman Lauren Boebert is a MAGA favourite but her Democratic challenger has been earning support from unlikely sources as he climbs the polls and rakes in donations. He says her “angertainment” turned off voters and many tell Sheila Flynn they agree.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 03:00
ICYMI: Boebert mocked as her ‘two words’ anti-Biden tweet backfires
“Two Words: Let’s Go Brandon!” Ms Boebert tweeted on Saturday, employing a euphemism used by conservatives meaning “f*** Joe Biden”.
Gustaf Kilander has the story.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 01:30
Boebert broke post-election silence after 36 hours
The incumbent MAGA Republican congresswoman posted a vague tweet on her Twitter page on Thursday morning, making no mention of the tight race which threatens to oust her from Congress after just one term.
“Good morning! Jesus is Lord,” she simply wrote.
Rachel Sharp was following the race.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 00:30
Boebert used Trump and the Proud Boys to gain power – she got personal to defend her seat
Here’s how she gained power.
Oliver O’Connell10 November 2022 23:30
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