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Julianna Goldman

Can an Atypical Democrat Unseat an Extremist Republican?

In Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, the Democratic challenger is trying to defeat incumbent Lauren Boebert by downplaying his party affiliation.

How does she compare to her colleagues?

How does she compare to her colleagues?

Photographer:  Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

This is not an especially promising year for a Democrat challenging a Republican member of Congress — especially in a place where a Democrat hasn’t held the seat for more than a decade. Nevertheless, the race in Colorado’s huge 3rd Congressional District is worth watching.

The incumbent, Representative Lauren Boebert, is not a typical Republican (and that’s an understatement). And her challenger, Adam Frisch, is not a typical Democrat — in fact, he doesn’t even like to use the word to describe himself.