Lauren Boebert election results: Republican trails Democrat Adam Frisch in tight Colorado race

Lauren Boebert election results: Republican trails Democrat Adam Frisch in tight Colorado race

Lauren Boebert election results: Republican trails Democrat Adam Frisch in tight Colorado race

2022 Midterms: What Happened in the Senate?

Lauren BoebertUnexpectedly tough re-election race Colorado emerged as one of the biggest surprises of 2022 midterms.

As of Wednesday morning, the extreme Republican trailed Democratic challenger Adam Frisch for the state’s 3rd Congressional District House seat by just under 2 percent with 93 percent of the district’s votes counted.

The race is still too close to call – though The New York Times estimates that Ms. Boebert will claw her way back to victory, based on the precincts in the district that still have ballots to report.

The close race comes as a surprise to both Republicans and Democrats — as well as pollsters — after the controversial gun-toting congresswoman was expected to enjoy a comfortable re-election.

Meanwhile, in the Senate race, Democrat Michael Bennet topped Republican Joe O’Dea with 54.9 percent of the vote.

The governorship also turned blue, with Democrat Jared Polis defeating Republican Heidi Ganahl.


Abortion rights advocates count ‘seismic’ victories

Five months after the US Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion, voters in three states have become the first to write an explicit right to abortion care into their state constitutions.

Voters in Michigan joined Vermont and California in enshrining protections for abortion care into their state constitutions, while voters in Kentucky and Montana overturned anti-abortion measures in their states.

Alex Woodward takes a closer look at states that have decided to protect abortion rights.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 8:11 p.m


Lauren Boebert mocks hours of silence after tweeting “Red tide has begun”

“The red tide has begun!” Lauren Boebert tweeted Tuesday as she congratulated fellow Republican Anna Paulina Luna, which was one of the first House races to be called by The Associated Press.

In the 5 hours since, as she followed Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, Ms. Boebert has been strangely silent.

The void is filled by her many detractors on social networks.

Johanna Chisholm has a story.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 7:50 p.m


“Furious” Trump blames Melania for telling him to support Dr. Oz

In case you were wondering how things are at Mar-a-Lago today, Donald Trump is apparently lashing out at everyone — including wife Melania — over the poor performance of the candidates he endorsed.

“Trump is really furious this morning, especially at Mehmet Oz, and is blaming everyone who advised him to support Oz, including his wife, describing it as her best decision, according to people close to him,” said Maggie Haberman of The New York Times tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Gustav Kilander has the full story.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 7:32 p.m


Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock are headed to the runoff election in Georgia

Several networks predicted the race would lead to a runoff on Wednesday afternoon, December 6.

That could mean the outcome of the race and control of the upper house of Congress will once again come down to Georgia voters.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 7:12 p.m


The Democrat apocalypse has been called off – thanks largely to Donald Trump

The Democrats avoided bloodshed on the blood moon largely thanks to one man, The Independent’s writes Washington Senior Correspondent Eric Garcia.

“Trump set Republicans up for failure when he and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scuttled the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett just before the 2020 presidential election.

“That prompted the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade by its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. Had it not happened, Democrats would be looking at a disastrous midterm on the scale of their historic defeat in 2010. Instead, the decision galvanized their base in a way that almost no issue ever could.”

Read Eric’s text below.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 6:50 p.m


Trump’s influence has eroded as his chosen candidates decline

About half of Donald Trump’s chosen candidates for Congress suffered losses, undermining the former president’s influence as he was expected to officially launch another presidential bid.

The evening’s final tally put the number of roughly 80 of Trump’s 174 congressional approvals reaching Capitol Hill, which includes incumbents.

John Bowden has the full story.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 6:30 p.m


‘People want the circus to stop’

Few were picking Lauren Boebert’s congressional race to go down to the wire.

“She is the incumbent; she represents the Republican plus nine district; she outperformed Adam Frisch, so she has more money to spend on her campaign,” said Justin Gollob, professor of political science. The Independent’s Sheila Flynn.

“Her name recognition is greater than Adam Frisch’s name. Probably one of his biggest commitments at this point is the recognition of his lower name.

“All these signs point to a fairly convincing victory. So what’s really surprising, at this point, is that we’re even having a conversation about the competitiveness of this race.”

Read Sheila’s fascinating account of how Ms. Boebert’s “anger” alienated voters.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 6:11 p.m


Watch: The craziest moments from America’s midterm election night

Highlights from the midterm elections include the Arizona GOP candidate Curry Lake promising to be a “nightmare” for journalists, Mike Lindell claiming that “90 percent of the country votes Republican,” and Tudor Dixon refuses to concede a race for governor of Michigan.

The craziest moments from America’s midterm election night

The US midterm elections ended on Tuesday, November 8, after a hectic campaign for Democrats and Republicans. In this year’s election, 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives were up for grabs, with Democrats performing better than expected, retaining a number of key seats considered at risk. Highlights from the contest include Arizona GOP candidate Kari Lake promising to be a “nightmare” for reporters, Mike Lindell claiming “90 percent of the country votes Republican” and Tudor Dixon refusing to concede the Michigan governor’s race. Sign up for our political newsletter here.

Bevan HurleyNovember 9, 2022 5:50 p.m


Social media users are trolling Boebert for the potential loss

Social media users began trolling Lauren Boebert for potentially losing in the midterms.

With the Republican still trailing her Democratic rival as of Wednesday afternoon, many took to Twitter to celebrate the possibility that she might be defeated and ponder what job Ms. Boebert might do next.

“Although the race has not been officially announced, we can confirm that a Dancing with the stars HAS rep reached out to Lauren Boebert tonight,” tweeted actor Bradley Whitford.

Another social media user posted a meme of the McDonald’s sign, open to hiring a congresswoman from Colorado.

Meanwhile, another shared a meme of the Joker instructing a clown, with the caption: “Madison Cawthorn shows Lauren Boebert around the Unemployment Office.”

“Boebert” was also trending, as the tight race came as a surprise to both Republicans and Democrats — as well as pollsters.

Rachel SharpNovember 9, 2022 5:30 p.m


US midterms: Who won, who lost, and what we know so far

As the results of the US midterm elections began to trickle in on Tuesday night, it quickly became clear that the contest was much closer than expected, and that the outcome was more surprising and unpredictable than many had predicted.

Republicans appear close to securing a majority in the House at the time of this writing, and could sneak a lead in the Senate as well, allowing them to play havoc with Joe Biden’s legislative agenda.

But the “red tsunami” that many boisterous conservative commentators confidently predicted would level Washington DC most certainly did not materialize.

Find out who won, who lost and what we know so far:

Rachel SharpNovember 9, 2022 5:10 p.m

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