Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee in the Colorado governor’s race, earned criticism when announcing at the end of July he would not be attending a Club 20 debate later this fall, a decision he says is unlikely to change.
Jared Polis, the Democratic candidate for governor in Colorado, gave another $1.6 million to his own campaign in July, increasing his campaign haul so far to a total of $13.1 million—98 percent of which has come from Polis’s pockets.
Jared Polis, one of the 10 richest members of Congress and the Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado, saw his wealth double during his 10-year run in the House of Representatives according to one benchmark estimation, and the congressman had the ability to actively manage the vast majority of his wealth in that time despite boasting about creating a blind trust “to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.”
Democratic Rep. Jared Polis has cut his campaign for governor a series of six- and seven-figure checks this year, nearly all of which came on or about the same day that the campaign got bad news about the surge of intra-party challenger Cary Kennedy, a former state treasurer.
Democrats in Colorado this Saturday will gather to vote on who will make the primary ballot in June, providing political onlookers with a sense of how divided the state party is.
Colorado gubernatorial candidate and current U.S. representative Jared Polis sidestepped the question of cost for his goal of making the state’s energy production 100 percent based on renewable forms like wind and solar by 2040.
Supporters of an innovative oil and gas extraction technique are crying foul after an environmentalist group with ties to a U.S. congressman used photos of a young girl with an unrelated genetic disorder to tout the dangers of the practice.
While Republicans often get the reputation for being “the party of the rich,” seven of the 10 richest members of Congress are Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP).