Frisch challenges Bobert in a tight race in Colorado
Lauren Bobert joined calls from Senate and House leaders to delay the vote because a number of races, including her own, are too close to call.
On Sunday, MAGA retweeted posts calling for the Republican leadership election to be postponed until all elections are scheduled. Democrats control the Senate, while 11 House races have not been declared.
One of those races is Ms. Bobert’s battle for her seat in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District against her Democratic challenger, Adam Frisch.
As of Monday morning, Ms. Bobert was leading by 1,122 votes, 99 percent of the vote.
The tight race has caused some upset for the Republican ally of Donald Trump, who is expected to be re-elected in 2020 in the seat he won.
If the winning party fails to win by more than 0.5 percent, the race may automatically go to a recount.
Bobert, who has voted against pro-veterans bills, will issue a statement on Veterans Day
Lauren Bobert, who voted against several bills supporting American veterans, released a Veterans Day message in which she said she was “beloved” by the US military, as she remains deadlocked in the race to retain her Senate seat.
The MAGA Republican shared a video on Twitter Friday morning in which he told veterans he was “so proud to be an American and so grateful for the freedom we all have because of you.”
“You are loved more than you will ever know,” he added, speaking in front of an American flag.
Ms Bobert captioned the post: “We can never thank our veterans enough. God bless you as we celebrate your service to our great country on Veterans Day!”
The IndependentRachel Sharp has the full story:
Rachel SharpNovember 14, 2022 12:40 p.m
Meet the couple who accidentally created the biggest frustration of midterms
It was one of the biggest shocks of the 2022 midterms. As the so-called “red tide” recedes and it becomes clear that Republicans will not sweep the statehouses and seats in Congress, there is an unexpected political uproar in western Colorado.
As election night rolled around, Rep. Lauren Bobert, who represents Colorado’s 3rd District, suddenly found herself facing the fight of her political life.
If Ms. Bobert eventually steps down, Democrats could have a husband-wife political duo in Colorado.
Bree Buentello’s enthusiasm was palpable as she spoke The Independent Thursday about the tight margin between Ms. Beibert and her Democratic challenger, Adam Frisch.
The former state legislator from Pueblo County, Colorado, described how labor unions and local elected officials, including her husband, state Sen. Nick Hinrichsen, contributed to the close race.
“That’s why Pueblo County has remained blue during what was expected to be a Republican wave, and Republicans are trying to buy our votes after big money has flowed into the district,” he said. The Independent.
The IndependentEric Garcia has the full story:
Rachel Sharp14 November 2022 12:17
Who is Adam Frisch?
Democrat Adam Frisch and Republican Lauren Bobert are currently competing for a seat in the Senate.
Mr. Frisch, 55, is a former foreign exchange trader who served on the Aspen City Council for eight years and is a married father of two.
He was unaffiliated for decades before joining the Democratic Party in 1992, a self-described nontraditional Democrat who, if elected, would seek to join the bipartisan Problem Solving Caucus.
He said before The Independent He decided to challenge Ms. Bobert for several reasons. She found some of his comments “disgusting and unethical to America” and objected to his brand of “outrage,” which he says he borrowed from a friend of Mr. Frisch.
He said, “Representatives Bobert and Marjorie Taylor Greene and a lot of other people – there are people out there – it’s just … they use yelling and screaming. I mean, a lot of time on Twitter, a lot of time on cable news networks, and I’m not paying attention to work.
Rachel SharpNovember 14, 2022, 11:50 am
Who is Lauren Bobert?
Lauren Bobert, 35, is a Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives seat in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
The congressman first made headlines as a restaurateur, not as a politician. His establishment, known as “Atysushlyur”, attracted the public’s attention due to the open carrying of firearms while waiting in line. He also refused to stop eating at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ms. Bobert made national headlines again after the shooting interrupted a campaign event by then-presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, who sought to increase gun control measures to curb violence in the country. He was armed when he crashed the incident and denied Mr O’Rourke’s claim that he wanted the assault weapons confiscated.
Later that year, he announced his candidacy, challenging incumbent Scott Tipton. Ms. Bobert ran a campaign based largely on MAGA ideology and loyalty to former President Donald Trump, and continued to promote nationalist ideals during her time in Congress.
Ms. Bobert was criticized during her campaign and congressional service for saying she was “hopeful.” [QAnon] It’s true, it’s close to the right-wing gang the Proud Boys, and it claims it’s “with the militias.” He came under further scrutiny on Jan. 6 after joining Capitol rioters and tweeting “today is 1776,” as Trump loyalists attacked the building and Capitol Police.
Ms. Bobert is married to her husband, Jason, and they have four sons.
Rachel SharpNovember 14, 2022, 11:30 am
Is Colorado headed for a recount?
In Colorado, an automatic recount is triggered if a candidate wins by 0.5% or less of the front-runner’s total vote.
That means Lauren Bobert or Adam Frisch would need 788 votes to avoid a recount.
If a recount is conducted, it must be completed within 35 days of election day.
Rachel Sharp14 November 2022 11:10
Where the race stands now:
As of Monday morning, Lauren Bobert is currently running for the US House seat in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District with 1,122 votes.
Ms. Bobert currently has 50.2% of the vote, compared to Democrat Adam Frisch’s 49.8% for 99% of the vote.
The race remains too close to call and could go to an automatic recount – unless one of the candidates secures 0.5 percent of the vote.
Rachel SharpNovember 14, 2022, 10:50 am
Bobert calls for delaying leadership races
Lauren Bobert is calling for Senate and House leadership votes to be delayed because a number of races, including her own, are too close to call.
A number of Republicans have called for the leadership election to be postponed until after all the races have been announced.
After sweeping wins in Nevada and Arizona over the weekend, Democrats have taken control of the Senate, while the House still has 11 unannounced races.
On Sunday, MAGA retweeted messages calling for a Republican vote delay.
“The same way people in Washington try to move fast on the leadership election, they try to move fast on the Omnibus appropriations bill. Too many races have not been invited; most have not won. The American people deserve a delay in electing leadership,” conservative Scott Parkinson wrote in Ms. Bobert’s post.
Rachel Sharp14 November 2022 10:27
Votes: Here’s where the polls were wrong in the midterm elections
From large numbers of independent voters to suburban women to better-than-expected numbers of younger voters, Democrats have enjoyed unexpected advantages. Even where Republicans are winning, it’s likely to be due to redistricting rather than the popularity of their own candidates.
The polls have found the results of the mid-term elections wrong. Here’s why
From large numbers of independent voters to suburban women to better-than-expected numbers of younger voters, Democrats have enjoyed unexpected advantages. Even where Republicans are winning, it’s more likely to be due to redistricting than the popularity of their own candidates.
Bevan HurleyNovember 14, 2022, 10:00 a.m
Votes: Abortion didn’t matter in the midterms, but it gave Republicans a rude awakening
Clemens Michallon writes:
Exit polls show voters care more about abortion than expected: It was the second most important issue in an NBC News poll, behind inflation and ahead of crime, gun policy and immigration.
And in states where abortion is clearly on the ballot, people voted to support access to the procedure.
Bevan HurleyNovember 14, 2022, 09:00
Murdoch addressed Trump by opening the cover of the New York Post
The New York PostA newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, a long-time supporter of Donald Trump, has shared a scathing cover story of the former president that suggests that loyalty may be compromised.
Johanna Chisholm reports of changing beliefs in the right-wing media.
Bevan HurleyNovember 14, 2022, 07:00