DENVER, CO—”You chose…poorly.” Those were the final words of Shane Bolling’s concession speech marking the official end to his campaign to become U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district. Instead, incumbent Diana DeGette will retain her seat.
Bolling gained notoriety for donning a weathered safari hat, cracking his whip at campaign events, and frequently quoting the character played by Harrison Ford. When asked last month his feelings about trailing heavily in the polls, Bolling exclaimed, “That’s why they call it the jungle, sweetheart. Diana will not defeat me. Just like the Nazis couldn’t and just like Mola Ram couldn’t.”
Voters, on the other hand, disagreed, sending the safari hat-wearing, whip-toting candidate packing. What’s next for Bolling? “There are a couple digs in the Middle East that I’m pretty excited about. Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.”