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    The Colorado Secretary of State has ordered a recount of Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert's congressional race — even though the Democratic candidate has conceded defeat. The controversial Republican hardliner leads Democrat Adam Frisch by just 550 votes. That is less than the 0.5 percentage point margin required by Colorado law, automatically triggering a recount. And it reflects something of an upset in a race that was supposed to be a foregone conclusion after redistricting made Boebert's district more Republican. Sectetary of State Jena Griswold made the announcement more than three weeks after voting ended in Colorado's third congressional district. 'I am ordering a mandatory recount of the CD-3 race, as required by Colorado law,' she posted on Twitter. 'All counties within CD-3 have been notified to begin preparations to proceed with the recount which must be completed by Tuesday, December 13, 2022, as required by statute.' Republican Rep. Laurent Boebert holds a lead of just 550 votes over Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, a former city councilman, out of more than 327,000 votes cast  The margin is less that 0.05 percent...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) went viral after telling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that the public "fired" her on the House floor. "Madam speaker," Boebert addressed Pelosi. "The American people have spoken. They have fired you and have chosen to end the Democrats' one-party rule throughout our government." NHL GETS DRAGGED AFTER DECLARING, 'TRANS WOMEN ARE WOMEN' A new era with a Republican-controlled House is about to begin, the Coloradan said. "The days of this chamber being treated as Pelosi's house instead of the people's house are over," according to Boebert. "The American people will once again be allowed into this chamber to see their representatives at work." Now it’s time to deliver on our promises. pic.twitter.com/Ek1MS8ZusE— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) December 2, 2022 "Republicans made a lot of promises on the campaign trail," she continued. "It's time we make good on those promises." Boebert then detailed what making good on promises should look like in the 118th Congress. "We must defund the 87,000 IRS agents that the Democrats hired, increase domestic...
    After barely winning reelection, the Colorado Republican will now advise the House GOP on policy. House Republicans on Wednesday elected Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado to a leadership role in which she will advise them on policy. Boebert, a right-wing extremist who has often created a spectacle on Capitol Hill, including flashing firearms during committee hearings and refusing to follow Capitol security procedures, will serve on the Republican Policy Committee, a group of 23 GOP members who come up with "conservative policy solutions" for the House Republican Conference. The chair of the committee is a member of House Republican leadership. "I am committed to delivering on the conservative policies we promised the American people," Boebert said in a news release. "I have a unique opportunity to be a voice for four states, all of whom share Western Conservative values. Being their advocate is a responsibility that I take seriously." House Republicans elected Boebert to the policy committee after she barely won reelection in her usually safely Republican district, which went for former President Donald Trump by 8 points in 2020....
    US Rep. Lauren Boebert said she is tired of being blamed for the deadly Colorado gay club shooting as the left points to her anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.  The Colorado congresswoman blasted her critics in an interview with OAN, saying she has been long-accused of influencing mass shooters since taking office.  'I have been accused of just about every mass shooting there has been since the Left has learned of my name,' Boebert said. 'Whether it's Uvalde, or the King Soopers shooting in Boulder, Colorado, or the Buffalo, New York shooting.  'Or even Paul Pelosi getting hammered,' she added, referencing the home invasion attack that left the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's husband hospitalized. 'I have been blamed for all of that.'  Nancy Pelosi had prominently laid the blame on MAGA Republicans for the deadly Colorado shooting when Anderson Aldrich, 22, killed five and injured 19 during a drag show on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance.  Following the House Speaker's condemnation, US Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Brianna Titone named Boebert directly for her comments against transgender individuals, and the local...
    Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is taking umbrage with criticism she has received in the wake of the Club Q nightclub shooting. Appearing on OAN (in a clip flagged by Ron Filipkowski), Boebert went after those calling out her history of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. “I have been accused of just about every mass shooting there has been since the Left has learned of my name,” Boebert said. “Whether it’s Uvalde, or the King Soopers shooting in Boulder, Colorado, or the Buffalo, New York shooting. Or even Paul Pelosi getting hammered. I have been blamed for all of that.” Boebert says she’s also a victim of the Club Q shooting: “I’ve been accused of just about every mass shooting there has been. I’ve been blamed for all of it. It has to come to an end. The Left is pissed I won my election, so they’re trying to find something to go after me about.” pic.twitter.com/DS5HvHYjgQ — Ron Filipkowski ???????? (@RonFilipkowski) November 24, 2022 The Denver Post denounced Boebert in a scathing editorial, and Sarah Kate Ellis — the CEO...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert’s critics on both the left and the right were disappointed when the far-right MAGA congresswoman narrowly defeated Democrat Adam Frisch in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. It was an incredibly close race; as of Friday morning, November 18, Boebert was ahead by only 551 votes in a very GOP-leaning district. During the campaign, Frisch and his supporters — including some Never Trump conservatives — vehemently called out Boebert as an extremist. The congresswoman has drawn plenty of criticism for her inflammatory anti-Islam and anti-gay comments, and in a scathing editorial published on November 22, the Denver Post’s editorial board argues that her anti-gay rhetoric has contributed to the type of hate that led to the attack on Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs. On Saturday, November 19, a gunman killed five people and injured at least 18 others when he attacked Club Q. The day after the attack, Boebert tweeted, “The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to...
    Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The editorial board at the Denver Post called on Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) to cease “elevating hateful speech” against the LGBTQ community in an op-ed posted after a mass shooting in Colorado Springs. The paper’s editorial team targeted the right-wing congresswoman three days after an armed man entered Club Q and killed five people while wounding 25 others. Editors published a piece headlined “Editorial: We’re looking at you, Lauren Boebert. Stop the intolerance.” The paper noted in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, Boebert tweeted, “The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly.” The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly. — Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 20, 2022 The Post responded: This is the same person who has previously offered up these gems: “Take your children to CHURCH, not drag bars”...
    There is no evidence, in fact, that the perpetrator is a "consumer" of Boebert and Carlson. \u201cMSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi calls for @LaurenBoebert, #Tucker Carlson, @FoxNews, and others to face charges in civil court for causing the mass shooting at the Colorado Springs gay nightclub.\n\nHe adds teaching "young children" about sex will "put a stop to hate."\u201d — Curtis Houck (@Curtis Houck) 1669067618 What about the law?While Figliuzzi did not clarify what those "civil consequences" should be, the First Amendment protects Boebert, Carlson, and others who share their views about the LGBT agenda. At any rate, neither of them have called for violence against the LGBT community. And despite what progressive activists claim, disagreeing with the LGBT agenda is not the same thing as calling for violence against the LGBT community or directly inciting violence, which is unlawful. Ironically, the same free speech principles that protect Boebert and Carlson also allow Figliuzzi to claim that the solution "to put a stop to hate" is to teach "young children in school" the LGBT agenda.
    \u201c.@laurenboebert you have played a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws.\n\nYou don\u2019t get to \u201cthoughts and prayers\u201d your way out of this. Look inward and change.\u201d — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1668971113 California state Sen. Scott Wiener highlighted a June tweet in which Boebert had declared, "Take your children to CHURCH, not drag bars." "You regularly pour lighter fluid on anti-LGBTQ hate & help fuel this kind of violence. This bar was literally scheduled to host a drag brunch this morning — the exact people you regularly demonize as harming children," Wiener tweeted. "You're complicit." According to the nightclub's Facebook page, Club Q had been planning to hold an "ALL AGES DRAG BRUNCH" on Sunday. \u201cYou regularly pour lighter fluid on anti-LGBTQ hate & help fuel this kind of violence. This bar was literally scheduled to host a drag brunch this morning \u2014 the exact people you regularly demonize as harming children. You\u2019re complicit.\u201d — Senator Scott Wiener (@Senator...
    Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) sympathy for the Club Q nightclub shooting victims was rejected by those who found her insincere — given her past rhetoric toward the LGBTQ community. The representative for Colorado’s third congressional district tweeted a statement on Sunday to offer her prayers to those who were impacted by the shooting that reportedly left five people dead and 18 others injured. “The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful,” Boebert wrote. “This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly.” The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly. — Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 20, 2022 Law enforcement is still working to determine a motive behind the attack, though suspected shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich has been taken into custody. Club Q has suggested the attack was a hate crime, however — since the establishment is known as a gay and...
    Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Lauren Boebert, the Republican Colorado congresswoman who has relentlessly courted controversy since taking office in 2020, appears to have secured reelection by a razor-thin margin. Her opponent, Democrat Adam Frisch, announced Friday that he had called Boebert to concede. The vote count isn’t quite final, and any election won by less than half a percentage point of the winner’s total automatically triggers a recount in Colorado. Still, Boebert is far enough ahead that the recount is unlikely to make a difference. Adam Frisch just said that hes called Lauren Boebert to concede the race in CO-03. He said an automatic recount will likely happen under state law but encouraged supporters to save fundraising $$ for gas, groceries and other causes. — Anna Lynn Winfrey (@annalynnfrey) November 18, 2022 Even though Boebert’s conservative constituency became even deeper red after redistricting, her margin of victory this year was significantly smaller than in 2020, when she beat her Democratic opponent by...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who has made gun ownership and anti-LGBTQ policies a regular part of her MAGA platform, tweeted her thoughts and prayers on Sunday for the victims of the deadly Colorado LGBTQ nightclub shooting. But her sentiments caused outrage in the LGBTQ community, with many calling out her hypocrisy—including Chasten Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s husband, who slammed her on Twitter: “You encourage this type of hatred. Get off Twitter and start looking inward.” The shooting, which took place Saturday night during a drag show at Club Q in Colorado Springs, claimed 5 lives and injured 18 others. One suspect, 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, is in custody. Although local authorities have not declared a motive for Saturday’s shooting, the assault came just minutes before the national Trans Day of Remembrance, celebrated on Nov. 20, which recognizes lives lost to transphobic violence. “The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful,” Boebert, who barely won reelection in tight race against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, tweeted on Sunday morning. “This morning the victims & their families are...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is the only woman ever to serve as House speaker, announced on Thursday that she will not pursue reelection to Democratic leadership, though she will remain in office as a member of Congress — Pelosi, who has served as a lawmaker for more than three decades, won another term during the 2022 elections. "The Pelosi era is over. Good riddance!" Boebert tweeted on Thursday. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the current House minority leader, won the GOP nomination to serve as House speaker during the 118th Congress — the vote was 188-31, according to reports. In order to officially clinch the speakership, McCarthy will need to win a majority during a House vote in January.
    J. Scott Applewhite/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.The only thing that’s certain in Colorado’s third congressional district is that it wasn’t supposed to be this close. Most analysts assumed that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) would cruise to victory in her solidly red district, which became even more Republican after redistricting. In 2020, Boebert defeated her Democratic opponent by six percentage points. This year, FiveThirtyEight gave Boebert a 97 in 100 shot of winning. In June, when Boebert won her primary, I declared, “It looks like two more years of Lauren Boebert in Congress.” But as election workers began tabulating votes, Democrat Adam Frisch took a narrow lead. On Wednesday, with about 97 percent of votes counted, Frisch led Boebert by 62 votes. By Thursday evening, Boebert had eked out a 1,122-vote lead, accounting for just 50.17 percent of the vote. As of Monday, the race is still too close to call. “A Republican incumbent in a red district in a lean-Republican year should not be struggling like this, especially after...
    So-called Republican "defectors" refused to vote for Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) because she is an extremist and an election denier, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. After nearly a week of vote counting, Boebert had not been named winner in the surprisingly close Colorado race against Democrat Adam Frisch. "I'd like to vote for a Republican, but I'm not going to vote for these extremists and election deniers," local resident Bill Heller told the paper. Heller, a Republican, said he had become increasingly concerned about democracy, climate change, free trade and Ukraine. "You can't even mention her name in a restaurant because 50% of people start screaming and 50% start applauding," Boebert supporter Chris Brown said. The Journal argued that Boebert's close race was a sign that voters were tired of former President Donald Trump. "Though most political analysts expect Ms. Boebert will prevail, Mr. Frisch's strong showing is a sign that some Republican voters are losing interest in candidates who have closely allied with Mr. Trump and practice his style of politics," the paper pointed out. Boebert spokesperson...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-Colo.) Democratic opponent, Adam Frisch still believes he has a chance to unseat the controversial lawmaker. On Saturday, November 12, Frisch appeared on MSNBC's "The Katie Phang Show" where he further expounded on his stance while explaining how the lawmaker may have jeopardized her own chances of re-election. Since voters are still being counted in the state of Colorado, Frisch is not throwing in the towel yet. He believes he will not only have a "moral win" but also a "win win." READ MORE: Twitter bulldozes Lauren Boebert's 'twisted' proposal to regulate when LGBTQ+ Americans can come out "My view is that those who know her [Boebert] best, don't care for her and they wanted another option," Frisch said. The Congressional hopeful also explained why he believes he has a solid chance of flipping the lawmaker's seat. "This was a referendum election; a lot of people were frustrated with her, there's no doubt about that. You know, Donald Trump delivered tax cuts and regulation chops and three Supreme Court justices," he explained. "You saw...
    Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert now leads her Democratic opponent Adam Frisch by more than 1,000 votes in her Colorado reelection race.  The Republican firebrand inched to victory over the former member of Aspen's city council after assuring reporters Thursday that she was confident she would win.  By mid-morning Friday, more than 95 percent of the votes were counted in her western Colorado district.  She held 50.2 percent of the vote to Frisch's 49.8.  The race has yet to be called.   Boebert's knife-edge race caught election watchers by surprise.  It's been one of the starkest examples of Democrats out-performing expectations across the country while Republicans' promised 'red wave' fizzled. But she told reporters that 'of course' she'll win - and ignored a question from DailyMail.com about whether she supports Donald Trump making a 'big announcement' on November 15 despite a subpar GOP performance in her race and others.  Boebert also denied being caught off guard by the close race, instead suggesting that underwhelming Republican candidates further up the ticket in Colorado had dragged her down.  The close race didn't stop her from returning to...
    U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert held her lead over challenger Adam Frisch into the fourth day of ballot counting in the 2022 midterm elections, with an ever-shrinking number of ballots yet to be counted. RELATED: What if there’s a recount in Lauren Boebert and Adam Frisch’s House race? The congresswoman took the lead in the race Thursday afternoon and gained momentum since then. As of 8 a.m. Friday, she was ahead by 1,122 votes, representing just a fraction of a percent margin between the two candidates, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. The race is not yet over, out-of-state and overseas ballots can still be counted so long as they arrive by Wednesday, and ballots requiring additional verification can be fixed until then as well. And if the race ends with a slim-enough margin it will trigger an automatic recount, which would last into December. Frisch’s team had hoped that thousands of ballots remaining in Pueblo County would break in his favor but as elections officials there reported new ballot counts throughout Thursday, the congresswoman’s lead grew instead. But Boebert’s...
    Few votes separate Colorado’s congressional race between U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and Adam Frisch, meaning whoever wins the heated election could still suffer through a recount. Eyes across the country are watching the race, which could swing either way as counties continue to count straggling ballots. If neither candidate gains a wide enough margin, election officials might not declare an official winner in the race for weeks, depending on how the process plays out. Not only would a slim margin of victory trigger an automatic recount but either candidate can also request a recount so long as they’re willing to pay for it. The process could then extend into December. Out-of-state and overseas ballots can still be counted so long as they arrive by Nov. 16 and ballots that require additional verification can be fixed until then, too. With so few votes separating Frisch and Boebert, those ballots could make a substantial difference in the race. For example, Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico, said her office expects as many as 450 ballots to be added into the mix by mid-November....
    Firebrand Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert told reporters on Thursday that she is confident that she'll win re-election even while separated from her Democratic rival by less than 1,000 votes. Boebert's knife-edge race has caught election watchers by surprise. It's been one of the starkest examples of Democrats out-performing expectations across the country while Republicans' promised 'red wave' fizzled out. But she told reporters that 'of course' she'll win - and ignored a question from DailyMail.com about whether she supports Donald Trump making a 'big announcement' on November 15 even despite an underwhelming GOP performance in her race and others.  Boebert also denied being caught off guard by the close race, instead suggesting that underwhelming Republican candidates further up the ticket in Colorado had dragged her down.  As of Thursday evening, Boebert is narrowly leading former Aspen City Council member Adam Frisch by just 0.2 percent with 98 percent of the vote counted. That didn't stop her from returning to Washington, DC two days after Election Day where she participated in the House Freedom Caucus' COVID-19 pandemic accountability hearing. Asked by...
    A Democratic strategist suggested Wednesday that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) may need to start an account with a website known for allowing people to sell pornographic content if she loses her reelection bid. Kurt Bardella, who is a former senior adviser to anti-Trump group the Lincoln Project, told Joy Reid, "I guess it might be a gain for OnlyFans" if Boebert loses. BOEBERT RECOUPS SLIM LEAD IN COLORADO HOUSE RACE OnlyFans is a website where people, primarily women, sell pornographic photographs and videos on a subscription basis. Reid responded with laughter on her MSNBC show, The Reidout, while her other guest appeared shocked by the joke that Boebert would become a sex worker following a loss. "I don’t know what she would do in this scenario," Bardella continued. "But symbolically, to take out one of the poster [children] of the MAGA movement, someone who has been an absolute disgrace to the office that she holds, would be a great feather in the cap and would, I think, cement the fact that this has...
    A Democratic Party adviser apologized Thursday after he suggested Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) might consider joining OnlyFans if she loses her reelection bid. On Wednesday’s edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC, Kurt Bardella was asked by host Joy Reid about Beobert’s close race against Democrat Adam Frisch. Reid asked him what Boebert might do next if she fails to retain her seat. “I guess it might be a gain for OnlyFans,” Bardella responded. Reid laughed while Bardella went on to attack the “MAGA wing” of the Republican Party. The comment left former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) stunned. After Bardella’s comments went viral on Twitter, he was criticized for the crass joke by a fellow progressive. He offered a tepid apology. 1.) I appreciate your feedback and when someone from your vantage point weighs in – that warrants consideration and reflection. I’ll be more thoughtful about my words in the future. It is NEVER my intention to shame women. I apologize. Period. https://t.co/AGuK92Ls7I — Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) November 10, 2022 “I appreciate your feedback and when someone from...
    Lauren Boebert finally took the lead in Colorado's closer-than-expected 3rd district House race on Thursday afternoon – as it now looks like her Democratic rival will seek a recount. After trailing Democratic challenger Adam Frisch by just a few dozen votes for the last day, Boebert took a 386-vote lead as the final ballots are counted in the massive western slope district.  'Winning,' the far-right gun-toting congresswoman tweeted as results continue to filter in with 99 percent of the vote counted. While Boebert was still trailing in the race, a top Democratic adviser said that she will have to resort to creating an OnlyFans account if she fails to win reelection in the closely-watched Colorado House race, which was considered a shoe-in for the GOP candidate.  'Liberals even suck at feminism,' Boebert replied on Twitter to the crude joke. 'Can y'all do anything right?' MSNBC host Joy Reid questioned DCCC and DNC adviser Kurt Bardella about where Boebert would find employment and earn revenue if she loses her House seat after also closing down her Colorado restaurant earlier this year....
    The remark delighted Reid and sent her into a laughing, wheezing outburst. McCaskill's jaw dropped in reaction to Bardella's comment. Bardella said of Boebert's potential loss, "I think that symbolically to take out one of the poster childs of the MAGA movement – someone who has been an absolute disgrace to the office that she holds – would be a great feather in the cap. And would, I think, cement the fact that this has been an absolute unmitigated disaster for the MAGA wing of the Republican Party." \u201cMSNBC's @JoyAnnReid: "What job will Lauren Boebert have if she loses?"\n\n@kurtbardella: "I guess it might be a gain for OnlyFans"\u201d — Greg Price (@Greg Price) 1668044545 Bardella – a former publicist for Breitbart and the Daily Caller as well as a former senior adviser to the Lincoln Project – was slammed as a "sexist" in reactions on Twitter. Many online commentators decried hypocrisy and believed that there would be a far greater backlash if Bardella made the same comment against a Democrat politician. Conservative commentator CJ Pearson: "So misogyny is...
    Whether Adam Frisch’s advantage over incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert holds up or not, the Aspen Democrat garnered far more votes in Tuesday’s midterm election than almost any political expert anticipated. The race between Frisch, and Boebert, Republican of Silt, remained too close to call Wednesday afternoon and ballots trickling in continued to chip away at the number of votes separating the two candidates. As of early Wedesday eveFrisch was ahead 50.01% to Boebert’s 49.99%, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Just 73 votes separate the two candidates. Throughout the district, 311,085 votes had been counted, more than 63% of the district’s 487,094 registered voters. If such a narrow margin holds, the results will trigger an automatic recount for the race. The state’s recount threshold sits at 0.5% of the leading candidate’s total votes, approximately 778 votes. Reports spread online that thousands of ballots remained to be counted between the district’s two most heavily populated areas, Mesa and Pueblo counties and election officials from both areas did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Justin Gollob, a political science professor...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert was trailing her Democratic opponent by just dozens of votes late Wednesday as returns continued to come in for her unexpectedly close race. Boebert, an ardent Trump loyalist who owns a gun-themed bar in Colorado, was trailing Democrat Adam Frisch by just 73 votes with 95 per cent vote in, according to returns Wednesday evening. That had the two tied at 50-50, with dueling interpretations of the outstanding vote. Much of the vote comes from Democratic-leaning counties, local affiliate 9NEWS reported, however same-day votes in Pueblo counted were expected to boost Boebert – leaving the likely winner up to speculation. The defeat of the high-profile lawmaker, who is a lightning rod in Congress, would have been one of the biggest shocks out of Tuesday's elections. The race put Boebert, one of the most high-profile and confrontational House conservatives,  against a businessman and former city councilman from liberal Aspen. Aardent Trump loyalist Lauren Boebert (pictured) is facing a nail-biting race to keep her seat in the House as it has become increasingly clear her Democratic opponent made unexpected gains...
    The night after the midterm election polls closed, Seth Meyers told viewers that he wanted to only use to most “cautious” language to describe the state of the still undecided battle to control both houses of Congress: “Republicans fucked up and shit the bed like a bunch of jabronis.” “I forgot to mention, our election guy is from New Jersey, like Dr. Oz!” the Late Night host added. Despite confident predictions of a “red wave” from Fox News pundits and a “red tsunami” from GOP politicians like Ted Cruz, Democrats ended up doing much better than expected almost across the board. “If there was truly a tsunami coming, we all know Ted Cruz would have been on the first flight to Cancun,” Meyers joked. Considering the political and economic headwinds facing Democrats going into this week’s elections, the fact that control of Congress remains a “toss-up” as of Wednesday is “crazy,” the host said. He then turned to what he called “by far the most dramatic and my favorite example of how poorly things went for Republicans,” the...
    A FORMER baseball star has been roasted for apparently coming onto a losing GOP candidate in a thirsty consolation tweet. Twitter users slammed former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra after he publicly asked Colorado representative Lauren Boebert to DM him while she fights her Democratic opponent for a seat in Congress. 3A former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has been slammed on Twitter for apparently coming on to GOP candidate Lauren BoebertCredit: Getty 3He shared a thirsty consolation tweet as Representative Boebert is barely losing in the pollsCredit: Getty 3While the official winner has yet to be announced, Dykstra already offered a shoulder to cry onCredit: TWitter/ LennyDykstra The Mets star also known by his nickname "Nails" started the suggestive tweet by saying that he was sorry to hear about her loss in the midterm election. However, the official winner has yet to be announced. As of Wednesday evening, it's an incredibly tight race with Boebert trailing by just 62 votes, according to The Hill. Despite this, Dykstra offered a shoulder to cry on in case the "red wave" doesn't fall in...
    Democratic Party strategist Kurt Bardella suggested Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) might have to resort to online pornography if she fails to win reelection. Bardella made the crude joke on MSNBC’s The ReidOut as he discussed Boebert’s too-close-to-call race against Democrat Adam Frisch with Bardella and former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Host Joy Reid asked Bardella, “What’s the meaning if Lauren Boebert – the second most popular QAnon congressperson in MAGA – what if she loses?” Reid noted Boebert’s restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, closed this year and asked where the congresswoman might work, should she lose her race. “I guess is it might be a gain for OnlyFans,” Bardella responded, Reid laughed while the comment appeared to genuinely stun McCaskill. Bardella continued: Symbolically, to take out one of the posterchilds of the MAGA movement, someone who has been an absolute disgrace to the office that she holds would be a great feather in the cap and would, I think, cement the fact that this has been an absolute unmitigated disaster for the MAGA wing in the Republican Party. OnlyFans is a subscription service...
    LAUREN Boebert found herself in a tight race with Democratic challenger Adam Frisch during the 2022 midterm elections. As a representative of Colorado's 3rd congressional district, many voters want to know more about the political candidate's husband and his run-ins with the law. 2Lauren Boebert ran for re-election during the 2022 midterm electionsCredit: Reuters Who is Lauren Boebert's husband? Since 2005, Lauren Boebert has been married to Jayson Boebert. The pair previously met after she dropped out of high school and began working for a natural gas drilling company. They later founded Shooters Grill, a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado in 2013. Read More from LaurenLAW-BREAKER Inside gun-toting Lauren Boebert’s bust ups with law after she heckled BidenFIRED UP Gun-toting GOP Rep. leads charge against 'communist' Capitol metal detectors Has Jayson Boebert ever been arrested? Since taking office in 2020, the Boeberts' life has been center stage, and so has their history with the law. Over the years, Jayson has found himself involved in several criminal investigations, including a January 2004 incident where he allegedly exposed his...
    The race between incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and challenger Adam Frisch for Colorado’s massive 3rd Congressional District was still too close to call Wednesday morning, as election officials continued to count ballots. As of results posted at 5:21 a.m., Frisch, a Democrat from Aspen, had kept ahead of Boebert, a Republican from Silt, 50.59% to 49.41%, the secretary of state’s office reported. So far, 295,367 votes had been counted, more than 60% of the district’s 487,094 registered voters. After midnight Tuesday, Frisch told The Denver Post he was both invigorated and tired, especially after an 11-day, 3,300-mile run through the district, which took him through 27 counties. “We’re winning. I’ve not won. I’m not gonna get over my skis, so to speak,” Frisch said. The race isn’t likely to be decided over the next few hours, Frisch added late Tuesday. He expressed faith in the county clerks and their staffs, who are all still counting votes. As those votes continue to trickle in, the results could certainly change. Justin Gollob, a political scientist with Colorado Mesa University, said he expects...
    An ardent Trump loyalist is facing a nail-biting race to keep her seat in the House as it has become increasingly clear her Democratic opponent made unexpected gains. Colorado Republican firebrand Lauren Boebert is in a tight race for reelection against Democrat Adam Frisch, a former Aspen city councilman who lambasted Boebert's 'angertainment' in Washington. Almost all the votes have been counted (89 per cent) and while Boebert is on 49.1 per cent, Frisch is on 50.9 per cent. A Donald Trump loyalist, Boebert has established herself as as a national lightning rod in her first term. She has slammed President Biden's approach to inflation, crime, dependency on foreign oil and border policy. Aardent Trump loyalist Lauren Boebert (pictured) is facing a nail-biting race to keep her seat in the House as it has become increasingly clear her Democratic opponent made unexpected gains Democratic candidate for the Third Congressional District for Colorado Adam Frisch was hopeful he could sway voters Her midterm election prospects in Colorado's mostly rural third Congressional District seemed boosted by redistricting that made the district more...
    Although Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado — a far-right MAGA Republican, QAnon sympathizer and conspiracy theorist — is often slammed as an extremist by her critics, she has a very good chance of being reelected on Tuesday, November 8. Democrats have generally been performing well in Colorado in recent years; President Joe Biden carried the state by around 14 percent in 2020. But Boebert is in one of Colorado’s most Republican congressional districts. In a biting editorial published on October 29, the Denver Post’s editorial board lays out some reasons why it would love to see voters remove Boebert from office. “We beg voters in western and southern Colorado not to give Rep. Lauren Boebert their vote,” the board writes. “Boebert has not represented (Colorado’s) 3rd Congressional District well. Almost exclusively, she has spent her time and efforts contributing to the toxic political environment in this nation…. Boebert’s unproductive approach, combined with the efforts of others, has helped erode Congress’ ability to honestly debate public policy that could help people in her district.” READ MORE: Lauren Boebert's GOP primary...
    Between the two sexes, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert called women “the lesser vessel” during a conversation with a conservative comedian Friday. “We are created equal, we’re not the same,” Boebert told Brad Stine during a video chat. “Women are the lesser vessel and we need masculinity in our lives to balance that, that so-called weakness.” “Just us being more frail and needing that strength in our lives,” she added. Lauren Boebert: Women are “the lesser vessel” and “need masculinity in our lives to balance that so-called weakness.” pic.twitter.com/xgDqnmpzZP — PatriotTakes ???????? (@patriottakes) October 22, 2022 During a 15-second clip shared on Twitter by the left-leaning account, PatriotTakes, Stine stroked his chin and nodded along. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A representative for Boebert, of Silt, said the congresswoman didn’t mean to say that women are “lesser.” “She meant to say weaker both times, not lesser,” Boebert spokesman Ben Stout said in an email. “Congresswoman Boebert was explaining that while men and women are different, they complete each other in a beautiful way.” “At a...
    Photo by Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) went full fire and brimstone while addressing the Knox County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday night. “I’m so happy to be in Knox County. Thank you so much, Congressman Burchett, for inviting me, my husband here. I want to start really with two words: ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’” Boebert began blasting President Joe Biden and thanking Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN). “It is something else to be serving in our nation’s capital right now. In all seriousness, there is a calling on each and every one of you to be involved and to rise up. It is an honor to serve in this time. I believe that many of us in this room believe that we are in the last of the last days,” Boebert continued referring to the Book of Revelation and the End Times. “And that’s not a time to complain. That’s not a time to grumble, to be dismayed, to be disheartened, but a time to rejoice. You get to be a part of...
    U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert pushed back against allegations this week that she shot and killed her neighbor’s dog, a husky named Omega, and documents from law enforcement corroborate the congresswoman’s denial. U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, 2021. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP, File)  Public records obtained from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office show that two dogs were shot and killed on or near Boebert’s property in Silt over the course of a year. The sheriff’s records say both dogs were shot after they attacked and killed animals in the neighborhood — including some of Boebert’s goats, animals she references often on the campaign trail. One of Boebert’s neighbors told police he shot both dogs after the attacks, the records show. He has not been charged with a crime, and he could not be reached by the Denver Post for comment. The dogs’ owner, Yaritza Mendoza, who first leveled the allegation against Boebert, was cited after the August shooting for possessing a “vicious animal” and for failing to keep it off her neighbors’ property....
    Firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) denied claims that she shot and killed a neighbor’s dog after the canine attacked the congresswoman’s goats on her property. Boebert, a staunch supporter of gun rights, came under scrutiny after a woman named Yaritza Mendoza claimed in a Facebook post that the Colorado Republican had shot and killed her husky “with the ‘power’ of your gun,” according to the Independent. Boebert responded to those claims in a tweet on Monday, noting she has “never” shot a dog before. “For the uninformed trolls: The story that was started saying I killed a neighbor’s dog is not true. I’ve never shot or killed any dog, ever,” Boebert said in a tweet on Monday. LAUREN BOEBERT TROLLS AOC, CALLS HER A SELLOUT IN FIERY TWITTER FEUD Mendoza accused Boebert of shooting the dog after the pet entered the congresswoman’s property in August and “hurt the goats,” she wrote in her Facebook post. “I would have hoped you had the decency to let us know you had killed her. Instead you waited...
    Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has emphatically denied allegations that she shot her neighbor’s dog and said the man who did was justified in killing the pet after it attacked several of her goats. ‘I’ve never shot any dog – ever,’ the avid gun-rights supporter told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview on Monday. Her denial came after Yaritza Mendoza, a 21-year-old neighbor in Silt, Colorado, went on Facebook to accuse Boebert of killing her two-year-old husky, Omega. ‘On August 17, 2022 you took my best friend away with the "power" of your gun,’ Mendoza wrote. The young woman said it had taken her two months to come forward because she needed to ‘find the courage to want to publicly talk about the emotional trauma you caused me along with many others.’ Lauren Boebert holds Dolly, a goat she bottle-fed from birth and which she says was killed by Yaritza Mendoza's Saint Bernard in October last year Boebet supplied DailyMail.com of video of her comforting Liberty, a goat that was attacked by the husky, Omega Mendoza posted pictures of her huskies on her...
    A former Republican rival to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has penned a new op-ed while endorsing the lawmaker's current Democratic rival. In an op-ed published by the Montrose Daily Press, state Sen. Don Coram (R-Colo.) —who challenged Boebert in the state's primary election— offered a blistering assessment of the far-right lawmaker. According to Coram, the Colorado lawmaker “spends her time jet-setting around the country promoting herself and extreme rhetoric that only divides this country further,” wrote Coram. “It’s disgraceful and we should expect more from our United States representative.” READ MORE: Lauren Boebert’s Democratic challenger tears apart her anti-veterans voting record Coram also urged voters to throw their support behind former Aspen City Councilmember Adam Frisch in November's race which is expected to be a relatively close election. While he did admit that their political preferences differ from Frisch's, he still believes he is the better candidate. “Naturally, Adam and I differ on various policies and issues," he wrote. "However, I know that he is the type of person who will come to the table and have...
    Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert added on to the criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was recently heckled at a town hall event, by saying the New York Democrat has 'sold out' her constituents. 'On the rare occasions that @AOC actually spends time with her constituents, she is reminded that she has sold them out at every turn,' Boebert tweeted on Thursday. 'She campaigned as an outsider and has now just morphed into Sandy Pelosi.' AOC responded to the tweet hours later: 'Hey Boebert, you seem to have us confused.' 'I have attended and hosted (hundreds) of community events, hold regular town halls (and) don't take a dime in corporate cash. 'You are bankrolled by (Political Action Committees), Big Ag, and Oil. (You) are too scared to hold regular town halls open to all.' Just over 12 hours later, Boebert returned to the online feud. 'I have governed as I campaigned,' Boebert wrote. 'You have sold out your supporters. 'Just own it. You're the machine now.' Colorado congresswoman Lauren Boebert (right) added on to criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was recently heckled...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert continued a Twitter feud with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the New York congresswoman was interrupted by a constituent during an open town hall meeting. Boebert claimed that Ocasio-Cortez sold out her own district and was part of the "machine" after protesters criticized Ocasio-Cortez for aiding Ukraine in the war between the country and Russia despite high inflation. "On the rare occasions that @AOC actually spends time with her constituents, she is reminded that she has sold them out at every turn," Boebert tweeted Thursday. "She campaigned as an outsider and has now just morphed into Sandy Pelosi." SEE IT: AOC TROLLS FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR OVER $28 TACO BELL LUNCH On the rare occasions that @AOC actually spends time with her constituents, she is reminded that she has sold them out at every turn.She campaigned as an outsider and has now just morphed into #SandyPelosi! pic.twitter.com/Lrx1qnUfWR— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 13, 2022 Ocasio-Cortez shot back that Boebert was the real "sell-out" because Boebert was funded by corporations and accused the Colorado lawmaker...
    Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) received criticism from a surprising source this week in her bid to keep her district in the GOP’s column – from conservative Republican State Sen. Don Coram, who had challenged Boebert in the GOP primary. While Coram was recently Boebert’s opponent, he made news by crossing party lines and endorsing Boebert’s Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, tearing into Boebert in an op-ed published in his hometown newspaper, the Montrose Daily Press. “I believe Adam Frisch is a good man,” Coram wrote. “I have had the opportunity to visit with him and get to know him better over the last few months. I know him to be decent, honest, and persistent. He has demonstrated that he is more interested in representing the district than being a celebrity. That’s important.” Coram blasted Boebert as one of the “poster children” for the corrosive partisanship that “President Washington feared,” referencing the founding father’s famous farewell address, likening Boebert to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for being more interested in fame and media attention than actual governing. He...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ribbed her colleague Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for being "too scared" to host regular town halls Thursday. Ocasio-Cortez's comment came after Boebert threw shade at her, asserting that she rarely spends time with her constituents and sells them out. Both firebrand congresswomen have frequently traded barbs in the past. SEE IT: AOC TROLLS FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR OVER $28 TACO BELL LUNCH “Hey Boebert, you seem to have us confused,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “I: have attended & hosted 100s of community events, hold regular town halls, don’t take a dime in corporate cash. You: are bankrolled by corporate PACs, Big Ag, & Oil, are too scared to hold regular town halls open to all," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. Hey Boebert, you seem to have us confused.I:✅ have attended & hosted 100s of community events✅ hold regular town halls✅ don’t take a dime in corporate cashYou:???? are bankrolled by corporate PACs, Big Ag, & Oil???? are too scared to hold regular town halls open to all pic.twitter.com/A0jrRbyFDO— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 13, 2022...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert's Democratic opponent is gaining ground on the fiery Colorado Republican, nearly doubling her fundraising efforts in quarter three of 2022 as polls show the race has closed to a statistical tie.   With less than a month to go before the midterm elections, Democrat Adam Frisch's campaign announced he had raised $1.69 million in the third quarter FEC filing. Boebert raised $900,000.  In a sign of Democratic optimism that the gun-swinging Republican newcomer can be unseated, Frisch was just one of six House candidates who raised more than $1.5 million in Q3.  The Frisch campaign says it raised $400,000 in the past week after a new Keating Research poll found the Democrat two points behind Boebert, 45-47, within the 4.4 percent margin of error.  In a sign of Democratic optimism that Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-swinging Republican newcomer, can be unseated, Adam Frisch was just one of six House candidates who raised more than $1.5 million in Q3 With less than a month to go before the midterm elections , Democrat Adam Frisch's campaign announced he had raised $1.69 million...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) may face an uphill battle as she seeks a second term in office due to recent polls showing the Republican firebrand is in a statistical tie with her Democratic challenger. About 47% of likely Colorado voters said they were planning to vote for Boebert compared to 45% who said they’d back Adam Frisch, according to polling by Keating Research — making the race well within the survey’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Another 7% of voters remain undecided. LAUREN BOEBERT TROLLS BIDEN, CALLS ON HIM TO RESIGN LIKE OTHER WORLD LEADERS "With Boebert under 50%, that means she is vulnerable to losing this race," Chris Keating, president and founder of Keating Research, told Axios. The race marks a major shift toward Frisch, who was polling five points behind Boebert in July when 49% said they’d back the Republican incumbent compared to the Democrat’s 42%. The biggest movement is among the district’s unaffiliated voters, according to pollsters. Just two months ago, unaffiliated voters preferred Frisch by...
    Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Zuma Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.After Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) clinched the Republican nomination for Congress in the state’s right-leaning third district, it seemed like she was a shoo-in for the general election. But recent polling suggests that Boebert’s re-election isn’t as sure as it appears. A new poll by Keating Research has shown Boebert to have the support of 47 percent of likely voters, to her Democratic opponent’s 45 percent, Axios reports. There’s a catch: The poll was commissioned by Boebert’s challenger, Adam Frisch. Keating Research, a Democratic firm, has a B/C rating from FiveThirtyEight, which places Boebert’s odds of winning at 98 percent. All polling should be taken with a grain of salt. Polling from Boebert’s opponent? Add some extra sodium. Still, the Colorado congressional race is worth keeping an eye on. During her reelection campaign, Boebert has repeatedly touted legislation that she voted against, denied that her husband exposed himself to a minor (he pled guilty), and complained that she was “tired of...
    Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Controversial Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) leads her Democratic challenger Adam Frisch by only two points, according to a new poll out this week. The Keating Research poll, conducted from Sept. 2 to October 2, found Boebert leading with 47 percent of the vote to Frisch’s 45 percent, with 7 percent undecided. The poll carried a margin of error of 4.4 percent, making the result a statistical tie. The last poll from Keating, a left-leaning firm, found Boebert leading 49-42 percent. The new poll shows a 5-point swing in the direction of the Democrat. Frisch, a local businessman and former Aspen city council member, has been pummeling Boebert over her many controversial comments, including her recent declaration that there should be no separation of church and state in the U.S. “With Boebert under 50%, that means she is vulnerable to losing this race,” Chris Keating, president and founder of Keating Research, told Axios on Tuesday. The Cook Political Report rates CO-3, Boebert’s district which comprises the western slope of Colorado, as R+7 and should be...
    Pro-Trump Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) could soon lose her congressional seat, according to a new poll cited by Axios. Axios writes that Boebert, who is well known for making inflammatory statements, is "dangerously close to being upset by a little-known Democratic rival," as a new poll from Keating Research shows her leading Democrat Adam Frisch by a mere two points. Although Keating is a Democratic pollster, Axios notes that it has built a reputation as "one of the most accurate pollsters in Colorado." Even though 2022 is expected to be a good year electorally for Republicans, the poll finds that Boebert is heavily underwater among independent voters in her district, who are shifting toward Frisch. Boebert does have a major advantage, however: Colorado's 3rd District is strongly Republican, as Cook Political rates it as an R+7 district. Therefore, Boebert could theoretically win her race even while losing independent voters as long as the Republican base turns out for her. Nonetheless, Keating told Axios this week that as long as Boebert remains under 50 percent in polls, "that means she is...
    Far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado has claimed to be very supportive of the United States’ military veterans. But Adam Frisch, the Democrat who is running against Boebert in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, is attacking her for failing to support bills in Congress that would benefit veterans. On Twitter, Boebert posted, “I voted for four pro-veteran bills that were signed into law and led several amendments to provide funding for mental health and other important services for our veterans.” But Frisch, responding in a Twitter thread on September 24, countered, “Lauren Boebert is no friend of Veterans. I will protect their interests once in Washington.” Frisch went on to slam Boebert for some of her votes, tweeting, “Lauren Boebert voted AGAINST the PACT act that gives Vets exposed to burn pits access to VA healthcare…. Lauren Boebert voted AGAINST providing training that protects Vets and VA staff.” Boebert’s Democratic challenger went on to say, “Lauren Boebert voted AGAINST streamlining access for Vets to their own records…. Lauren Boebert voted AGAINST making education assistance more accessible for Vets…. Lauren Boebert...