It was revealed on Thursday that the independent Cook Political Report has reportedly changed Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) competitive House district campaign from “lean Republican” to “toss up.”
Editor of the Cook Political Report David Wasserman noted that the shift in the rating came as a result of recent reports of campaign contributions showing that Boebert’s opponent raised more than three times as much money in the second quarter than Boebert did.
Boebert, a conservative firebrand, will compete in what is already expected to be a high-stakes rematch against Adam Frisch, a former member of the Aspen City Council who fell short of defeating Boebert by only 546 votes in 2022.
An automatic recount was required due to the tight race, but Frisch gave in to Boebert before it was finished.
Frisch raised an astonishing $2.6 million in the most recent second quarter campaign records, which cover the months of April through June.
This is more than three times what Boebert raised, which was little under $818,000.
Frisch outperformed Boebert in the opening period as well. According to his financial statement, he raised $1.7 million, whereas Boebert raised roughly $764,000.
Wasserman stated that Boebert has not made any overt attempts to temper her opinions, and Frisch frames himself as the more moderate option to the Trump ally.
This is why the district’s rating has changed.
Wasserman said that the 80,000 independent voters who abstained from the 2022 midterm elections and who are likely to decide the 2024 contest.