DENVER (AP) — An automatic recount confirmed Monday that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert won her re-election bid against Democrat Adam Frisch. The nail-biting race showed that the congresswoman’s combative style is tiring voters in her conservative Colorado district.
Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced the results Monday evening. Frisch received a total of two votes in the recount, far from enough to close a gap of more than 500 votes with Boebert. An Aspen councilman, Frisch had already conceded the race last month after the first count put him just under the state margin for a mandatory recount.
Few expected the race to come down to such a narrow margin. During his first term, Boebert achieved national fame for his unwavering support for former President Donald Trump, his aggressive use of social media and his willingness to engage in personal feuds with Democratic representatives.
Frisch ran against what she called his “anger,” saying he wouldn’t support U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as party leader and describing himself as a problem-solver. non-partisan issues. Few gave it much of a chance in the conservative 3rd congressional district, which clashes with some famous liberal ski resorts but is dominated by vast, less glamorous, energy-rich swaths of rural Colorado.