Trump’s legal troubles could give Adam Frisch a boost in his run against Lauren Boebert
The mountain is high. Democrats, with their serenity in redistricting, have made Colorado’s 3rd congressional district even less favorable for a Democrat to win in 2022. Adam Frisch is trailing in the polls and fundraising, but he may have a decent chance of defeating Republican Lauren Boebert.
He is strong and calm, and he has intelligence. She is has a Twitter account dedicated to dividing people. When the votes are split between these two, this race could tighten.
Attention Fox News, talk radio and other podcasters: Adam Frisch wants to speak with you – even Steve Bannon. He’s a great guest. Frisch may even share some of your political views. Frisch says he will gladly debate Boebert anywhere and anytime.
Frisch will criticize Boebert for his pony escapades and extremism, but his main beef is that he says Boebert devotes little time to real work for his Colorado constituents.
The Frisch family lived in western Colorado longer than the Boeberts. Even though he is running as a Democrat, Frisch is really unaffiliated. He was an effective independent voice on the Aspen City Council until a limited term.
Growing up in Minnesota, Frisch benefited from parents who emphasized education. Frisch, a competitive skier, attended CU-Boulder (1986-90) where he studied economics and political science. He graduated from the Big Apple, first to the waiting tables and then to the ground floor of one of America’s first socially responsible investment funds. Soon he had a 100-story office in the World Trade Center, where he experienced terrorism first-hand.
Frisch’s employers generously paid him to travel the world. This is because he excelled at interacting with important people from all cultures. He also had the sense to appreciate and anticipate socio-economic developments.
“I get along well with people,” Frisch told me on my podcast. “I accept people with whom I don’t always agree, whether in matters of religion, politics or culture.” Frisch hit hard (Aspen-wealth) in international finance. He’s had many small businesses since moving to Colorado decades ago.
Frisch said he thinks the 2008-09 financial crisis hit rural America the hardest and fueled understandable resentments when no one was held accountable. The two political parties seemed to be complicit. Donald Trump took the opportunity. And resentments.
Frisch said he further believes that the Democrats’ monopoly on big cities and the Republicans’ dominance in rural areas are unhealthy. Like any monopoly in any market, quality suffers without real competition.
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Describing himself as fiscally conservative, moderate, pragmatic and business-friendly, Frisch said he wanted there to be a “Get Stuff Done” party. He said he only became a Democrat to challenge Boebert. Frisch will join the Congressional Problem Solvers Conference once elected.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert are the leaders of the anger industry,” Frisch told me. “It’s screaming and shouting and generating money at the national level; spending as many hours as possible on the cable news networks, shelling out the base, spending all your time tweeting and trying to figure out how to make money and gain exposure. Meanwhile, Lauren Boebert continues to vote against the economic interests of her constituency.
Colorado Republicans, especially political leaders, are invited by Frisch to a business luncheon. They will discuss the importance of Colorado’s oil, gas and green energy industries. Protecting Colorado’s water and improving jobs in Colorado will also be on the meeting’s agenda.
As for Boebert, Frisch states the obvious. “She’s a fringe person. I’m not even talking about the linear thing of being really conservative or really liberal. She’s just on a different quadrant of extremist. I just don’t believe that’s where the people of Western Slope Colorado.
Despite my all-day podcast fishing pass, Frisch turned down tasty bait when asked about Boebert’s history with mileage fraud, restaurant poisonings, and various salacious controversies. He avoided attempts to discuss recent reports from Silt involving Lauren’s husband and son. In other words, he took the high road.
Away from Colorado, another controversy could come into play in the November election. Ongoing investigations by the Justice Department and the House Jan. 6 committee could expose Trump to new legal risks. Since I expected the FBI’s search at Mar-a-Lago to be based on new insider information and to yield a lot of smoldering documents, the Trump Train derailment is underway.
New candidates like Frisch, who maintains he is within striking distance of Boebert, stand ready to replace politicians at the front with the defeated and disgraced former president.
Craig Silverman is a former assistant deputy minister from Denver. Craig is a general columnist for The Colorado Sun and an active trial attorney in Colorado with Craig Silverman Law, LLC. He also hosts The Craig Silverman Show podcast.
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