House Democrats are on the verge of an all-out war after the GOP secured the Majority, prompting Speaker Nancy Pelosi to step down as head of the Democrat Caucus.
But House Democrats are hanging on to hope that one victory could come through to salvage everything.
Now a three-word announcement about Lauren Boebert’s undecided race has Democrats frothing at the lips.
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert burst on to the political scene two years ago.
Democrats immediately marked the brash, gun-wielding Coloradoan as one of the top enemies of the Left.
But now, the rural Colorado Congresswoman may be getting a new nickname of “Comeback Kid” of the 2022 midterm elections.
None of the election prognosticators thought Colorado’s third Congressional district was going to be a competitive race.
The Cook Political Report, Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzalez and Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball all showed incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert holding her seat with ease.
The rural district making an uppercase L across the western and southern part of the state has long been red territory.
In 2020, Boebert knocked off then five-term Rep. Scott Tipton in the GOP Primary.
She then went on to win the General Election by 6-points, or about 25,000 votes.
But something happened in the 2022 midterms, the cycle where Republicans largely failed to deliver on the long-expected Red Wave.
On election night, things weren’t looking good for the incumbent in the district.
She was trailing significantly with about 70% of the vote counted.
But that’s when Boebert began climbing.
She was inching closer as counting stalled for the night.
24-hours after Election Day, she was trailing in her House race, she was still down by a couple points-
Then Thursday came and Boebert finally took her first lead in the race – by just 64-votes.
That advantage expanded to more than 1,100 by last weekend.
Now, following a second week of tabulations, Boebert remains in lead and the corporate-controlled media declaring the race is likely headed for a recount.
On Friday, The Associated Press reported “the election in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District too close to call. AP will await the results of a potential recount to call the race. With nearly all votes counted, the incumbent Boebert leads Democrat Adam Frisch by 0.16 percentage points, or 551 votes out of nearly 327,000 votes counted.”
But why is this “safe seat” so close?
“There’s no doubt I was a target for the Democrats,” Boebert said. “But I am confident once all of the ballots are counted, I will win.”
According to Open Secrets, Left-wing outside groups poured about $700,000 in expenditures attacking Boebert in the Pueblo and Grand Junction markets – the two biggest municipalities in the district.
Meanwhile, not a single dollar was spent by outside groups against Boebert’s opponent, Democrat Adam Frisch.
Boebert received the kind of negative attention usually reserved for GOP Senators, Governors and Presidential candidates, with Democrats even going so far as leaking rumors using doctored pictures to claim that Boebert worked for an online escort service prior to becoming a Congresswoman.
If she is able to weather the storm to earn the “comeback kid” moniker, Boebert and Republicans will still have to take a long look at if any changes need to be made to their strategy ahead of 2024.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.