Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who lately has been obsessing over an effort to impeach President Joe Biden, may soon face another close election as she seeks another term next year.
Adam Frisch, the Democrat and former member of Aspen’s city government who challenged Boebert last year, is running again this time around, and for the second quarter of this year, he has now reported staggering fundraising totals that break a record for a non-incumbent. In the second three months of this year, Frisch’s campaign raised more than $2.6 million, which the Democrat’s team said beat the record for single-quarter fundraising for a U.S. House challenger in the year before an election. Their numbers excluded special elections and races where a campaign was self-funded, meaning the candidate was particularly wealthy and able to pour a lot into their bid for elected office.
There’s still roughly a week until numbers for the second quarter are due, and Frisch’s figures began to circulate apparently before Boebert’s for the quarter. In 2022, he finished behind Boebert by a margin of under 550 votes — a staggeringly slim total in a race where hundreds of thousands of ballots were cast. The results were seemingly a surprise to many. The third district in Colorado, which Boebert currently represents, went to Trump in the 2020 presidential race, though Donald’s leading margin was only in the single digits, and Biden won the state as a whole.
The 2020 election results were dramatically different in the home district of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who is often ideologically grouped with Boebert and has faced similarly intense opposition. Trump won in Greene’s home area by nearly 50 percentage points… so Greene will probably be sticking around for awhile until she’s the one to decide on ending her time in public office.
Other impressive fundraising numbers were also shared for the second quarter from the Texas Senate campaign of Rep. Colin Allred (D), who’s hoping to challenge Ted Cruz. Allred raised some $6.2 million, easily passing Cruz’s first-quarter total.
Honored and humbled.
Thank you to everyone of you who has donated, RT’ed, messaged, and joined this growing coalition.
We are just getting started! pic.twitter.com/HxdsZVQ6c6
— Adam Frisch for CD-3 (@AdamForColorado) July 6, 2023