Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has broken her silence after taking the lead in her surprisingly close race for re-election.
Boebert’s race against Democrat challenger Adam Frisch has been incredibly close.
However, the Colorado congresswoman edged out in front on Thursday and extended her lead on Friday, with 99% of the votes counted.
Boebert has now spoken out to warn her critics that she will win re-election.
“There’s no doubt I was a target for the Democrats, but I am confident once all of the ballots are counted I will win and I will be there to help fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House,” Boebert said.
“I don’t know if there wasn’t enough enthusiasm for our top ticket candidates for governor and Senate or what happened there.
“But there was a lot of shifting of the votes there.
“Of course, I expect to win.
“I think Polis and Bennet definitely carried the ticket for the Democrat Party.”
A mandatory recount is triggered in Colorado if the margin of the vote is .5% or less.
Boebert is currently around 0.4% ahead.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said:
“We need to be able to process the rest of the ballots, and then after that, we will do a bipartisan risk-limiting audit which confirms the results followed by a bipartisan canvas, and then, only then, do I certify the election and it’s determined whether we go into recount.
“We are a couple of weeks out from that determination.”
Her Democrat challenger Frisch said:
“Every vote matters in this incredibly close race and thousands of votes in Pueblo County and from military & overseas voters remain, and a considerable number of curable ballots remain as well.
“Help us gather the resources to see this through!”
According to CNN:
“The boundaries of the 3rd Congressional District shifted after Colorado added a new district because the 2020 Census showed population growth, with the state’s independent redistricting commission creating a map that added an eighth seat in the northern suburbs of Denver.
“Encompassing the western and southern portions of the state that includes Grand Junction, the majority of residents living in Boebert’s district are White and many residents have traditionally registered as Republican.
“As of September 1, nearly 31% of registered voters were Republican, nearly 24% were Democrat and 44% were unaffiliated with a political party, according to the state’s independent redistricting commissions.
“Boebert won the county in the 2020 election with 51.4% of the vote, defeating Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush who had 45.2%.”
BREAKING: 🔴 Lauren Boebert (R) leads Adam Frisch by 1,229 votes in CO-03
Lauren Boebert (R): 160,432 (+1,229)
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 10, 2022