Hollywood Is Going After Lauren Boebert

Likes of Ryan Reynolds, Barbra Streisand are donating to her opponent Adam Frisch
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2023 2:03 PM CST
Hollywood Is Going After Lauren Boebert
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., a member of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks on Capitol Hill on July 14 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Lauren Boebert is busily defending her seat in Colorado's 3rd District, and more than a few Hollywood A-listers are busily funding her opponent. As Newsweek reports, the Colorado Republican is in something of a reelection dogfight with Democrat Adam Frisch, whom she beat by only 546 votes in 2022. This time around, the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Barbra Streisand, Rob Reiner, Don Henley, and Rosanne Cash are throwing cash at Frisch, who had four times Boebert's fundraising in the third quarter, with a record-breaking $3.38 million. That did not go unnoticed by the incumbent: "My opponent has plenty of funding from Soros dark money and even Hollywood liberals like Barbra Streisand and Ryan Reynolds," she wrote on X. "I need your help."

The sums coming in from the Left Coast weren't enormous, notes the Daily Mail: Reynolds was good for $1,500 to Frisch's campaign, Henley $6,600, Streisand $1,000, Reiner $3,300, and Cash $550. But whatever the big names attached to that $3.38 million, upward of 99% of that sum came from individual donors—though Newsweek notes that none of Frisch's big-name donors live in Colorado. (Boebert and President Biden have been taking some shots at each other.)

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