Frisch, challenging Boebert, pulls in a huge fundraising quarter: Adam Frisch, who narrowly lost in 2022 to Rep. Lauren Boebert, raised $2.6 million in the second quarter.
Lauren Boebert – Drama Forever…
In 2022, Democrat Adam Frisch narrowly lost to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), the controversial conservative Congresswoman by 546 votes, in what was the closest Congressional race in the country in the 2022 cycle.
Now, Frisch is running again, and he’s been having extraordinary success raising money from those seeking to defeat Boebert.
According to Colorado Politics, Frisch’s campaign raised $2.6 million in the second quarter, which ended at the end of June. That brings Frisch’s total money raised to $4.4 million, from 85,000 individual donors, his campaign told the news outlet. Frisch had raised $1.7 million in the first quarter, out-raising Boebert by over a million dollars; Boebert has not yet announced her own second-quarter fundraising total, although the filing deadline for the quarter is still a week away.
The total, per the site, broke previous records for “the most money raised from donors by a challenger in a House race in an off-year.”
“Boebert continues to vote against the interests of her constituents while devoting her time to ‘angertainment’ antics that do nothing to help CO-3,” Frisch said in a statement. “We can do better than Boebert, and thanks to our generous supporters, we will defeat her in 2024.”
Last month, on Twitter, Frisch made a novel argument for his candidacy: By defeating her, voters can deny Boebert her full Congressional pension.
Here’s an infuriating idea: If Lauren Boebert wins again in 2024, she becomes eligible for a lifetime congressional pension – paid for by you, the taxpayer,” the Democrat said. “If that doesn’t make you want to give $10 right now to Adam Frisch’s campaign to defeat Boebert, we don’t know what will.”
Ironically, as part of her feud with Boebert, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) stated that Boebert’s push to impeach President Biden is “purely for fundraising,” although it’s not clear what Greene’s serial pushes to impeach Biden and other administration officials are about.
“It’s throwing out red meat so that people will donate to her campaign because she’s coming up on the end of the month, and she’s trying to produce good fundraising numbers.”
That fight, in part, ultimately led to Greene’s ejection, following a vote, from the House Freedom Caucus, of which Boebert is a member. The vote was taken in June to remove Greene but was not made public until this week.
“I think the way she referred to a fellow member was probably not the way we expect our members to refer to other fellow, especially female, members,” Rep. Joe Harris (R-MD) told Politico this week, referring to Greene reportedly referring to Boebert as a “little *****.”
Harris added that “I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was publicly saying things about another member in terms that no one should.”
Earlier this week, the official Twitter account of Greene’s Battleground podcast corrected a tweet by The Daily Mail, which had blocked out the word “*****.”
Boebert made news late last month for another reason: She celebrated when the Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
“The Supreme Court just blocked Biden’s $400 billion student loan bailout,” Boebert tweeted on June 30. “Forcing hard-working taxpayers to foot the bill for people that took out students loans knowing they would have to be repaid is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! A college education is a choice, not a requirement.”
The White House’s official Twitter account responded, by stating that “87,500 of Representative Boebert’s constituents would have been eligible for this Administration’s one-time student debt relief plan.”
It is among those constituents whom Frisch is counting on to unseat Boebert in the 2024 campaign.
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