Democrats are preparing to run again to challenge Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo).
This week, in a sign of the Colorado Republican’s vulnerability, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) elevated Boebert’s district to one of 31 targets next year, even though former President Donald Trump has won Colorado with considerable margins in the past two presidential elections.
Yet for Democrats, Boebert’s high-profile media presence and close ties to Trump’s MAGA (Make America Great Again) movement make her a prime target.
According to Adam Frisch, the Democrat to nearly defeated Boebert during last year’s midterms, One of the Democrats’ most powerful comments in the district was the assertion Boebert was not focused on the job but focused on herself.”
Frisch narrowly lost to Boebert last year and is seeking to unseat her again in 2024.
Frisch, who self-funded his campaign with $2.2 million in loans, expressed disbelief that despite Boebert nearly experiencing the “most embarrassing loss” a candidate had experienced in Colorado in nearly 20 years, she hasn’t changed.
Instead, Frisch highlighted, the Colorado Republican had “actually doubled down” on her outlandish behaviors.
That sentiment is one Frisch, a Pitkin County businessman and former city councilman, will leverage ahead of next year’s general election.
Frisch hopes to take advantage of Boebert’s explosive style, which has led to many controversies during her short congressional career. These controversies include pressure from Democrats to remove her from House committees after Islamophobic attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and her unwavering support for Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him.