The race for Colorado’s tightly contested 3rd Congressional District has finally been called a week and half after polls closed on Election Day.
Though it was close, results appear to indicate that GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert will retain her seat against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch.
Boebert leads Frisch, 50.1 percent to 49.1 percent, with 99 percent reporting, according to published reports.
“Adam Frisch called me to concede this race. I look forward to getting past election season and focusing on conservative governance in the House majority. Time to get to work!” she noted on Twitter.
Adam Frisch called me to concede this race.
I look forward to getting past election season and focusing on conservative governance in the House majority.
Time to get to work!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 18, 2022
Boebert was leading by 551 votes against her challenger, who is a former Aspen City Council member, Fox News reported.
According to state law, an automatic recount is triggered if a candidate’s lead is .5 percent or less, but Boebert appears to be up by at least a point at present.
No major media organization has called the contest for either candidate.
“I’m told that there are less than 200 votes outstanding, which makes me so happy to announce we have won this race!” Boebert noted in a statement. “With this victory and with Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, we can focus on the issues that actually matter most, including getting inflation under control, increasing our domestic energy supply, securing the southern border, and being a strong check on the White House.”
“Now, over the next couple of weeks, this race will have an automatic recount, which will be completed in early December,” she added.
“My campaign team and our lawyers will definitely make sure everything is conducted properly. Past recounts in Colorado have resulted in far fewer votes being adjusted than anything that could affect the current outcome we’re seeing tonight in this race,” she said.