Embattled Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Democratic challenger raised nearly 4 times the amount of money she did – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Embattled Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Democratic challenger raised nearly 4 times the amount of money she did

Adam Frisch, left, and Rep. Lauren Boebert.

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Democrat Adam Frisch has massively outraised embattled GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert.
Already to new campaign finance reports, Frisch raised a whopping $3.3 million in the most recent quarter.
The pair are likely headed for a rematch after Boebert won by only 546 votes in 2022.

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado is getting swamped by her likely Democratic opponent ahead of a potential rematch in a closely watched congressional race.

According to the most recent fundraising reports, Boebert raised just $853,840 compared to Democrat Adam Frisch’s massive $3,388,244.66 in the most recent quarter from July through the end of September. Boebert also spent slightly more money than she took in, a worrying development given that she ended the quarter with roughly $1.4 million compared to Frisch’s $4.3 million in the bank. 

Boebert said in a statement that she was grateful for her “grassroots” support.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the thousands of voters across the 3rd District and beyond who have stood by me and continued to support our grassroots-led campaign. Our fundraising has always been powered by the working-class families of rural Colorado, which is why I’ve worked tirelessly to deliver substantive results for them on the local issues they care about most,” Boebert said in a statement provided by her campaign. “While I know progressive dark-money groups will continue to pour millions into our district to smear me and mislead Coloradans, I’m as confident as ever that we will have the resources we need to share our message and win in 2024.”

According to the Colorado Republican’s report, just under 60% of the money she raised came from supporters who donated less than $200. In comparison, Frisch raised roughly 65% of his money from the same type of contributors.

Republicans have been able to win in recent cycles despite massive cash disparities, but at this rate national Republicans and outside groups may have to get involved in the race. The GOP’s slim majority means the party can ill-afford to lose a seat like Boebert’s given that the GOP will already be defending vulnerable Republicans in New York and California. Boebert squeaked by in her 2022 reelection fight against Frisch, winning by just 546 votes.

Cook Political Report currently rates Boebert’s race as a toss-up. Her district has a partisan voter index of 7 points more Republican than the nation as a whole at the presidential level, which normally would be a comfortable margin for a candidate to be well more secure than “toss up.”

Since her victory, Boebert has done little to change her footprint in Washington as a staunch conservative. She belongs to the far-right House Freedom Caucus. She did not support Rep. Matt Gaetz’s effort to topple former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, but she was one of the notable holdouts that force him to go through 15-rounds of voting before he won in January.

Boebert is also frequently in the news, including after she was kicked out of the “Beetlejuice” musical in Denver. Footage from the performance appears to show the congresswoman groping her date.

According to her campaign finance report, Boebert’s campaign spent money at the bar whose owner was reportedly Boebert’s date to the show.

Frisch’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Both Boebert and Frisch are facing primary opponents, though they are both likely headed for a general election rematch.

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