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Boebert's Democrat challenger Frisch concedes House race, GOP congresswoman wins reelection

Race looked headed for recount with razor-thin margin.

Published: November 18, 2022 2:07pm

Updated: November 18, 2022 2:16pm

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert won her re-election bid on Friday as her Democratic challenger Adam Frisch conceded the razor-thin election to her. 

The race's extremely narrow margin of roughly 0.2% looked headed for a recount, but Frisch on Friday said the process would likely not change the results.

“We are not asking for this recount. It is one that the citizens of Colorado mandate through our election system,” Frisch said during a call with reporters, telling his supporters: "Please save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children."

On Twitter on Friday, Boebert wrote that Frisch had "called [her] to concede this race."

"I look forward to getting past election season and focusing on conservative governance in the House majority," she wrote. "Time to get to work!"

Boebert on Thursday had declared victory for herself in the race while ahead by several hundred votes with reportedly just a few hundred ballots left to count. 

Colorado law dictates a recount in election races if the margin of victory is 0.5% or less.

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