Last week, Adam Frisch, one of three candidates running in the Democratic primary with hopes of running against Rep. Lauren Boebert for Colorado’s Congressional District 3, sent out a mailer inviting folks to attend his “Beat Boebert BBQ” meetings at various BBQ restaurants around the district.
However, Frischs’ campaign made reservations at the restaurants they invited people to after they had sent out the mailers.
None of the restaurants’ owners were informed or asked about their willingness to host Frischs’ campaign events; the campaign reportedly told the restaurants it would be “groups of 10-20 people,” but didn’t mention that this was a campaign event. The list of Frischs’ campaign spots were also published on his website.
Although the flyers imply the support and endorsement of these restaurants, many of these restaurant owners support Congresswoman Boebert.
Woody’s Q Shack, an Alamosa restaurant that is on Frischs’ BBQ stops, said on their Facebook page that “(They) are in no way, shape or form affiliated with this rally. How or why our name is on this poster is beyond us. You will not see Woody’s Q Shack supporting one side or the other. The fact of the matter is, we want everybody, regardless of how you believe to feel welcome in our restaurant or at our trailer! Lastly, it’s pathetic that these people would use a business name to gain a political advantage, especially without my consent or knowledge. With the current division amongst political parties at a very high level, I hope no offense is taken by our business name being printed [on] a poster that was without our knowledge!”