It seems Lauren Boebert’s bad behavior and poor representation of Colorado in the House of Representatives is catching up to her.
In an article published this morning, Colorado Politics wrote that “Colorado has never seen a campaign finance report like the one filed last week by Democrat Adam Frisch.” Its headline reads, “Boebert challenger Adam Frisch rewrites record books, vies for national fundraising title,” and the article says “The magnitude of Frisch’s fundraising is hard to express.”
It’s not an exaggeration.
Frisch, who is running to unseat 3rd CD Rep. Lauren Boebert, filed a 3rd quarter fundraising report (from July 1 to September 30, 2023) showing he raised $3.4 million — exactly four times more than what Rep. Boebert was able to raise in the same period. She raised $850,000, about the same amount she had raised by this time last year.
For the third quarter running, Adam Frisch has now raised more than all the other CD-3 candidates combined.
Colorado Public Radio reports that “Small donors, those who donate less than $200, made up about $472,000 of Boebert’s [3rd quarter] haul, while they made up $2.2 million for Frisch.”
In the last election for the CD-3 seat, Frisch had the closest contest in the country for a House seat, coming within 546 votes of unseating Boebert.
Boebert also faces a stiff challenge in the primary from Grand Junction attorney Jeff Hurd, who raised over $412,000 after announcing in August that he was challenging Boebert for the seat.
Boebert is among the most extreme right wing members of the House of Representatives, having supported the January 6, 2021 insurrection against the U.S. government and the QAnon conspiracy movement, lied to constituents about her votes and condemned separation of church and state. Her behavior has drawn praise from Kremlin TV and ridicule to Colorado’s western slope.