And a photo i.d. contest
It’s been sort of a long week, with lots of work and a bit of anxiety as I continue to watch my congressional district’s election results roll in. As of Friday morning, Colorado’s 3rd district race remained too close to call, though Rep. Lauren Boebert held a 1,000-or-so vote lead over Adam Frisch, the Democratic challenger.
Most observers—myself included—are surprised at how well Frisch is doing. For me it’s not because this is inherently a Republican district (I don’t believe that it is), but because Frisch—a well-heeled Aspenite—didn’t seem like someone who would appeal to a large cross-section of Western Slope or Pueblo voters. But when you’re going up against someone as divisive and ineffective as Boebert, well …
I have a lot of thoughts about what this means, which I’ll save for a later dispatch. For now, I figured I’d finish off a stressful week with a few images from southeastern Utah.