Challenger Announced To Defeat Lauren Boebert In Colorado

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Colorado businessman Adam Frisch has announced another bid for Congress in the Third Congressional District in Colorado, which is currently represented by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R), who has become known for her antagonistic public persona.

Frisch lost to Boebert in the 2022 midterm elections by a little over 500 votes out of hundreds of thousands cast, including over 163,000 for each major candidate. A video announcing Frisch’s latest run for Congress emphasizes his familial and personal background in Colorado, including a stint on the city council in Aspen, a sought-after destination in the state. Frisch himself also directly addressed some of the issues that surround Boebert in the video.

“Lauren Boebert is everything that’s wrong with Congress,” the candidate said. “She’s an election denier that encouraged the attack on the Capitol and wants to make all abortions illegal, even for rape and incest. She’s part of the anger-tainment circus that’s tearing our country apart.” Although it obviously sounds extreme, it’s not that difficult to imagine Republicans including Boebert pushing a ban on abortion that doesn’t even include exceptions for rape and incest. There are already state bans on abortion that are similarly restrictive, with only exceptions for cases in which the life of the pregnant individual is at risk or that individual is perhaps at risk of substantial injury. Even that limited of an opportunity for exceptions to these bans from Republican officials isn’t some kind of model of at least limited compassion, because what if someone who is pregnant suffers health consequences while the medical staff caring for them wrestle with whether providing an abortion would even be allowed or would leave them with serious criminal charges?

Some of Boebert’s recent posts on social media exemplify her… odd perspectives. She was furious about a second song Americans heard before the Super Bowl last weekend. Besides the National Anthem, the performances also highlighted a song known as the Black National Anthem. Objectively, it’s simply a song — a song that could provide the opportunity for better representation for the millions of Americans whose interests definitely haven’t always been best captured or even reflected at all by conventional expressions of American patriotism like what’s ordinarily known as the National Anthem. Nobody burned any flags or recited anti-American screeds, but Rep. Professional Outrage (R-Clowntown) was ready. “America only has ONE NATIONAL ANTHEM. Why is the NFL trying to divide us by playing multiple!? Do football, not wokeness,” Boebert ranted on Twitter.