DENVER (AP) — The race for U.S. Republican Lauren Boebert remained extremely close Thursday and could be heading for a recount in the GOP’s re-election bid against Democrat Adam Frisch, a former city council member from the ski town. upscale from Aspen, Colorado.
The closeness of the race has captured national attention as Republicans edge closer to the 218 seats that would give them control of the US House. Boebert was considered a lock in the state’s sprawling and conservative 3rd congressional district. But she trailed on election night and only took a lead of around 1,200 votes after two days of extra counting with thousands of ballots to be tallied. The margin gave him a 0.4 percentage point lead, within the 0.5 point margin that triggers an automatic recount.