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Lauren Boebert’s Political Career Could Soon Be Over

Lauren Boebert has been out-raised nearly 3-to-1 in her 2024 re-election race: Adam Frisch, two years after nearly defeating the Colorado Congresswoman, has had major success raising money for his likely rematch with Boebert in 2024.

By Gage Skidmore: U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert speaking with attendees at the 2021 AmericaFest at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lauren Boebert has been out-raised nearly 3-to-1 in her 2024 re-election race: Adam Frisch, two years after nearly defeating the Colorado Congresswoman, has had major success raising money for his likely rematch with Boebert in 2024.

Lauren Boebert: All Done with Her Political Career in 2024? 

In 2022, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was nearly defeated for re-election by Democrat Adam Frisch. Frisch actually led on election night, but Boebert emerged victorious a few days later, in what was the closest House race in the country in that cycle. 

Frisch soon announced that he was running again in 2024, hoping for more success in his second shot at the Congresswoman who is often in the news for her wild stunts and controversial statements. 

It was already known that Frisch had raised a great deal of money in both the first and second quarters of this year, and now it’s clear that he has significantly out-raised his opponent. 

According to CPR News, Boebert raised about  $818,000 in the second quarter, giving her over $1.4 million of cash on hand. However, Frisch has out-raised her by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. Fresh raised $2.6 million in the second quarter, in numbers that were released earlier this month. 

“Boebert is losing support as she continues her angertainment antics that do nothing to help her constituents in CO-3, including attacking our military service members on the House floor today and ranking 433 out of 435 in bipartisanship,” Frisch said in a statement to the media outlet. Frisch also touted his in-state fundraising, stating that he pulled in “nearly twice as much from Colorado donors than Boebert in the first quarter.” 

“While we’re thrilled to see continued strong support for Congresswoman Boebert from grassroots donors, we know this race will be won on the strength of the Congresswoman’s legislative wins and her ability to get results for the people of the 3rd District,” Boebert campaign manager Drew Sexton told CPR News. 

Boebert clearly has people around the country who are interested in defeating her. She does enjoy an advantage, however, in that the district is Republican-leaning. 

Frisch had argued on social media earlier this month that if Boebert gets another term, she would become eligible for a lifetime Congressional pension, something that could be avoided if she is defeated in 2024. 

“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,” the message said. 

NBC News wrote on Monday about the Boebert-Frisch race, which noted that the Congresswoman hasn’t changed anything about her style following her near-loss in 2022. 

Boebert, NBC said, “hasn’t moderated her policy positions or toned down her rhetoric in her second term on Capitol Hill. Instead, Boebert has been attracting national headlines for taking on President Joe Biden — and her own GOP leadership.”

The story referenced Boebert’s participation in the attempt to block Kevin McCarthy from becoming speaker, her failure to appear for the vote on the debt ceiling deal, and her gambit to push for a vote on the impeachment of President Biden. That latter thing is what led to her confrontation on the floor of the House of Representatives with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). 

“A lot of Republicans have been bewildered by her,”  Dick Wadhams, the former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, told NBC News. “She has not changed her operating style, either substantively or just generally.”

“The perception, whether it’s fair or not, is that Congresswoman Boebert has paid more attention to fighting these battles within the Republican Party than she has paid attention to the district,” Wadhams added. “Now, I’m sure her office would refute that. The trouble is it gets obscured by how she conducts herself. And that’s what she’s battling right now.”

Another member of Congress, granted anonymity, was blunter. 

“Her ass needs to get home to go campaign. Cut ribbons, go to bar mitzvahs, and take credit for stuff she had absolutely nothing to do with.”

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Stephen Silver is a Senior Editor for 19FortyFive. He is an award-winning journalist, essayist and film critic, who is also a contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Broad Street Review and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.

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Stephen Silver is a journalist, essayist, and film critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review, and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.