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Republican firebrand Boebert wins House re-election after Democrat concedes

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Adam Frisch, a Democratic candidate from Colorado, running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, appears in an undated handout photo provided September 28, 2022. Steve Barrett/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert, a polarizing Republican who gained a national reputation during her first term with her combative brand of politics, will return to the U.S. House after her Democratic opponent conceded on Friday.

In a Facebook video, Adam Frisch said he had conceded the race, which had been too close to call and seemed destined for a recount.

Boebert rose to prominence in 2020 when she refused to close her gun-themed restaurant in accordance with Colorado’s COVID-19 restrictions, endearing her to many in a mostly rural district where opposition to government efforts to contain the pandemic ran high.