Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert ended up facing a much closer reelection race last week than many observers had initially predicted.
Yet as Fox News reported, the Republican lawmaker was finally able to declare victory following a narrow win over her Democratic challenger.
Boebert edges out their rival by just 551 votes
According to Fox News, Boebert held a 551-vote lead over former Aspen City Council member Adam Frisch as of Friday evening.
With a total of nearly 327,000 votes being cast, that figure amounts to a 0.16% lead and will trigger an automatic recount under state law. As the Associated Press explained, recounts are mandatory in Colorado whenever candidates are separated by 0.5% or less of the final vote tally.
Boebert responded to the news by posting a video on Twitter in which she expressed gratitude to her supporters and promised to reflect the concerns of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
I am so thankful for all of your support and I am so proud to be your Representative! pic.twitter.com/4gnmflotiU
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 18, 2022
“I’m told that there are less than 200 votes outstanding, which makes me so happy to announce we have won this race!” Boebert said.
“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,” she continued.
Frisch calls the support he received “overwhelming and humbling”
Meanwhile, her Democratic opponent put out two tweets of his own in which he conceded the race and thanked his supporters.
“The volunteers who have spent hours — including sleepless nights — getting ballots cured & counted in #CO03 deserve the nation’s thanks as they complete one of the most democratic processes in the world and ensure the integrity of our elections,” Frisch declared on Friday night.
“The outpouring of support from around the country and even the world since Election Day has been overwhelming & humbling,” he continued.
“Running in this race, getting to know so many people in my district & hearing your stories has been an honor of a lifetime,” Frisch concluded.