Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is in a tight race for reelection against Democrat Adam Frisch, a former Aspen city councilman.
Boebert’s contest in Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District was being watched nationally as Republicans try to flip control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections.
“The red wave has begun,” Boebert tweeted as polls began closing Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday, with 98% reporting, Boebert is tied with Frisch percentage wise 50% to 50%, but trailing by 73 votes
At a campaign party Tuesday night in Grand Junction, Boebert got onto a stage and offered an extended prayer to her supporters. She ended by declaring: “We will have this victory.”
Frisch says that Boebert sacrificed her constituents’ interests for frequent “angertainment” in accusing President Joe Biden and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of seeking to destroy the soul of the nation.
He vowed to join the bipartisan “Problem Solvers Caucus” in Congress, a sharp turn from Boebert’s repudiation of across-the-aisle census building.
Frisch said in an interview early Wednesday that the close contest wasn’t a surprise.
“I spent 10 months trying to convince donors and journalists and political strategists everywhere that there was a path forward,” Frisch said. “I have this calm belief that that 40% of the Republican party wants their party back.”