Lauren Boebert election latest news: Republican celebrates house speaker’s departure as own race nears recount in Colorado

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Frisch challenges Boebert in a tight race in Colorado

The race between MAGA Republican Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch is likely headed for an automatic recount as the election in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District remains too close to call.

With 99 percent of the votes now counted, the right-wing extremist leads by just 551 votes or 0.16 percentage points.

An automatic recount is triggered if neither candidate has enough votes to win by more than 0.5 percent. A recount must be completed by December 13.

With her own future in politics still hanging in the balance, Ms. Boebert nevertheless took the opportunity to celebrate the news that Nancy Pelosi is stepping down as leader of the House Democratic Caucus.

Ms. Pelosi made the announcement on the House floor on Thursday, after spending 20 years in the position.

Following the news, Donald Trump ally Ms. Boebert tweeted, “The Pelosi era is over. Tidy is tidy!”

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Adam Frisch is already in Washington for new member orientation. He says he has support from some Republicans

Adam Frisch is in Washington DC with a handful of other candidates who haven’t won their undecided races but are locked into contests that are too close.

“There’s a handful of us, five or six from both parties, who go through training and go through the moves and have pictures taken. I try to sit all the way on the edge in case they have to cut me off at the end. And we’re learning,” he told Colorado Public Radio earlier this week.

He said members of Congress “are very supportive of me on the Democratic side and the Republican side.”

“I’ve talked to Democrats and Republicans, new members of Congress,” he said. “Yes, there are definitely some Republicans cheering for me. But everyone understands in a twofold way that every year, every cycle, there’s a handful of people who are in this position where they’re too close to call. So they can’t legally define it, but it’s so close that it’s important for them to come and go through the process.

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 10:00 am

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Colorado GOP faces ‘extinction-level event’ with interim losses: ‘This was the asteroid that ended the reign of the dinosaur’

Colorado is represented by a Democratic governor, with two Democratic senators and eight House members, five of whom are Democrats.

The close race between Lauren Boebert and Adam Frisch was probably a surprise to both candidates, but not entirely unexpected in a state with trending Democratic leadership.

Last week, Republicans lost seven seats in the Colorado state legislature as another Republican senator switched his party affiliation to the Democratic party for the midterm elections.

“Honestly, I think the Republicans in Colorado should take this and learn the lesson that the party is dead. This was an extinction-level event,” Republican state Representative Colin Larson told the outlet. “This was the asteroid that ended the reign of the dinosaur, and in this case the dinosaur was the Republican party.”

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 09:00

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ICYMI: Nancy Pelosi will step down as Democratic leadership

After two decades in Democratic leadership, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress must “go boldly into the future” and “remain open to new possibilities” as it prepares to step down from its historic role.

In emotional remarks on the House floor on Thursday, after Republicans were expected to take the majority of seats in the lower chamber of Congress, Ms. Pelosi said she will continue to serve her district as a member of Congress representing San Francisco, but that she will not seek renewal for a leadership role.

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 8:00 AM

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Other people were shocked by Lauren Boebert’s close race. I was not’

The independents Sheila Flynn writes:



Colorado is home to a diverse population: farmers and hippies, skiers and stoners, immigrants and coastal movers. Lauren Boebert’s 3rd congressional district includes them all. And the majority of those voters, despite their differences, tend to share an independent disposition and fierce pride in their state.

Boebert had forgotten that or had made a serious miscalculation. Because it became clear to me this year, just from the coverage in her constituency, that those factors would cause her huge problems.

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 7:00 AM

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House Republican wastes no time announcing inquiries into the Biden family

House Republicans looked ahead to a series of investigations into President Joe Biden and his family after narrowly winning back the House of Representatives in the interim.

The president has rejected all claims that he is connected to his son’s affairs, but House Republicans are continuing a congressional investigation to derail his administration.

Lauren Boebert applauded them:

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 06:00

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Republicans may now control the House of Representatives, but there’s a catch

The lack of a significant majority will bite the GOP again, writes Chris Stevenson:

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 05:00

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“After Nancy Pelosi, get ready for a darker, stranger era in the House”



Although the majority in the House is very slim, the Republicans will regain power in 2023. The GOP will have control over powerful House committees with investigative powers, the ability to decide which bills to pursue and bring to the table, and the capacity to impeach President Biden and his cabinet members.

Remember the Trump-era hearings filled with belligerent madness? Prepare for dozens.

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 04:00

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Marjorie Taylor Greene dodges question that most fentanyl is smuggled by US citizens — not migrants

Far-right Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene dodged a question from The independent when asked about her claims about the source of fentanyl when crossing the US-Mexico border.

When asked about the fact that most fentanyl does not come from illegal border crossings, but from legal ports of entry of US citizens, Ms. Greene evaded the question.

“I’d like to ask where your evidence for that is, because that’s not what we’ve been shown,” she said. “When we go to the border and talk to border police officers, when we’re on the ground, that’s not what we’re being told at all.”

She then cited a study by the CATO Institute, a libertarian organization that cited US government data, and refuted the study.

“The CATO Institute is not the Border Patrol,” she said.

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 02:00

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Nancy Pelosi: The Most Powerful Woman in American Politics. Period of time.’

As outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveils her political future, Andrew Feinberg looks back at her legacy:

Alex WoodwardNovember 18, 2022 01:00

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Boebert running for Congress in Colorado, likely recount

The race between far-right Republican Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district is about to be recounted, according to election observers. Given the current vote count, neither candidate appears to have the required 0.5 percent margin of victory to win in the first round of counting.

However, as Cook Political Report editor Dave Wasserman points out, it is “extremely rare for a lead of that magnitude to be reversed in a recount,” pointing to Ms. Boebert’s current lead of just over 550 votes.

Josh MarcusNovember 18, 2022 00:17

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