Lauren Boebert’s Dem Opponent Adam Frisch Concedes in Tight Colorado House Race

Democrat Adam Frisch conceded to Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Friday, telling reporters later that the results of the expected recount will probably not change the outcome of the election.

“Adam Frisch called me to concede this race,” Boebert announced on Twitter Friday afternoon. “I look forward to getting past election season and focusing on conservative governance in the House majority. Time to get to work!”

Frisch told reporters earlier Friday that he had called Boebert to offer his concession. The Democrat said that while the close race appeared to be headed for a mandatory recount, “the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is very small.”

“We are not asking for this recount. It is one that the citizens of Colorado mandate through our election system,” he told reporters in a video call. Frisch urged his supporters to not  donate to his campaign for any recount effort. “Please save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children,” he said.

The latest vote totals show Boebert leading Frisch by only 554 votes, 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent.

A day after the election, news outlets like Colorado’s 9News were projecting that Frisch was on track to beat Boebert.

Many Democrats took premature victory laps while Boebert was trailing Frisch in the vote count on Nov. 8 and 9.

Democratic strategist Kurt Bardella crassly suggested during an appearance on MSNBC’s  “The ReidOut” on Nov. 8 that Boebert could turn to pornography if she lost the race.

“I guess there might be a gain for OnlyFans,” Bardella quipped, prompting guffaws from Reid, and a bemused gasp from fellow guest, former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

“Liberals even suck at feminism,” the congresswoman tweeted in response to the low blow. “Can y’all do anything right?”

Boebert announced that she had won the hard-fought race Thursday night, while acknowledging that the close results had triggered an automatic recount.

“My campaign team and our lawyers will definitely make sure that everything is done properly,” she assured her supporters. “Past recounts in Colorado have resulted in far fewer votes being adjusted than anything that could affect the current outcome we’re seeing tonight,” she said.

“You can be certain of two things, Boebert added. “I will be sworn in for my second term as your congresswoman, and Republicans can finally return Pelosi’s House back into the People’s House.”

Republicans captured the House majority this week by winning needed 218 seats, and have the upper hand in three remaining races, so they may wind up with 222 seats when the dust settles.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 17: Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., leaves the U.S. Capitol after the last votes of the week on Thursday, November 17, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)