GOP Rep. Boebert confident in eventual re-election, plans to ‘help fire Nancy Pelosi’ as House Speaker

There wasn’t really a “red wave” in the midterm elections as had been anticipated, and with a number of congressional races still undecided, it is still not entirely certain that Republicans will even gain majority control of the House, much less the Senate.

Yet, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who is locked in a tight battle in an uncalled race, remains confident that she will ultimately win and “help fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House,” the Conservative Brief reported.

Unfortunately, it likely won’t be until some point next week that it is determined whether Republicans have ousted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from power or whether Boebert will be there to take part in a prospective GOP majority.

“I will win” and “help fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker”

Fox News reported that initial tallies in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District appeared to show Rep. Boebert trailing her Democratic opponent, Adam Frisch, and the at-times controversial congresswoman’s haters on the left — and in her own party — cheered her apparent impending demise as a member of the House.

However, she has since pulled into the lead as more votes are counted, and though the race remains exceptionally close with a small but undetermined number of ballots left to count, it looks likely that she will ultimately prevail.

“There’s no doubt I was a target for the Democrats, but I am confident once all of the ballots are counted I will win and I will be there to help fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House,” Boebert told Fox News on Friday.

Slim lead in an uncalled race

According to the latest update on Saturday evening from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, Rep. Boebert leads Frisch by just 1,122 votes, with a 50.17 percent to 49.83 percent margin among the roughly 323,000 votes counted thus far.

That is a margin of just 0.34 percent, which is less than the 0.5 percent threshold that will trigger an automatic recount in the race, per Colorado law, the Conservative Brief noted.

So how did Boebert end up in such a tight re-election fight in a Republican-favorable district after winning her first election in 2020 by a substantial margin? According to The Denver Post, there may be a few reasons, including an underperformance by Boebert combined with an overperformance by Frisch.

What happened in Colorado’s 3rd District?

The outlet noted, as Boebert herself did in the Fox News interview, that she was directly targeted for removal by Democrats, and Frisch was the beneficiary of significant campaign contributions from out-of-state donors, not to mention a decidedly negative ad campaign by outside groups on his behalf that attacked the young congresswoman with numerous false and scandalous allegations.

That said, the paper noted that Boebert herself may have alienated some of her constituents and former supporters with her own outspoken opposition to President Joe Biden, Speaker Pelosi, her Democratic colleagues in Congress, and even members of her own party’s political establishment. Then there are her clear ties to former President Donald Trump and his endorsement, which plays well in some parts of the country but not so well in others.

It remains to be seen if Boebert will eventually emerge victorious from her race, but if she does, that victory would likely cement a Republican majority in the House, however slim it may ultimately be, and send Pelosi packing back to San Francisco as an ousted leader.

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