ICYMI: Polis Greeted with Packed Houses, ‘Thunderous Applause’ on Successful 13-Stop Western Slope Tour

Though he is unable to attend the Club 20 debate, Jared Polis is listening to voters across Western Colorado and working hard to address the challenges their families face.

Yesterday, Jared concluded a series of roundtables, business visits, and standing-room-only meet-and-greets in Western Colorado. During the three-day tour through Buena Vista, Salida, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose, Grand Junction, Rifle, Meeker, Craig, and Steamboat Springs, he had productive and overwhelmingly positive conversations with voters about issues like public lands, broadband access, the agriculture economy, and the cost of health care.

Check out some of the press coverage:

Grand Junction Sentinel: Polis: I’ll be a governor for all

“While Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis told a crowd of nearly 150 people packed into a Grand Junction coffee shop on Saturday that he will be a governor for the entire state, his speech focused on issues near and dear to the Western Slope. Protecting public lands. Expanding broadband internet infrastructure to rural areas. Working to get the Bureau of Land Management to relocate its headquarters to Grand Junction.”

Western Slope Now: Jared Polis visits Grand Junction

“Jared Polis has been very busy, visiting cities and town across Colorado to layout his platform and try and encourage voters to lean left. […] After making multiple stops in Grand Junction, Jared Polis finally arrived in Grand Junction to thunderous applause. A large crowd had gathered at Main Street Bagels to listen to the democratic nominee for governor speak, and to share their concerns and hopes for the Western Slope.”

KKCO 11: Jared Polis visits Grand Junction

“‘We just want to hear from people in their communities, and I think people value that kind of authenticity,’ Polis said.

“Specifically, he wants to create jobs for the people.

“‘I’m somebody that can make things happen. And I’m excited to bring that passion around economic development and job creation to western Colorado,’ Polis said.”

Craig Daily Press: Democratic candidates for governor visits Craig, part of Labor Day western Colorado tour

“As many enjoy the last holiday weekend of summer, Democratic candidate for Governor Jared Polis is on a whirlwind tour of the western part of the state, where education, health care costs, and the economy are of great interest. […] The three-day tour included stops on Sunday in Steamboat Springs, Meeker, and Craig. In Craig, he met and talked with about 40 people, some of whom had driven from Hayden, under a shaded pavilion at Woodbury Park. Polis introduced himself as a businessman who understands the needs of agriculture-based businesses, as well as the necessity of broadband in job creations.”

Colorado Politics: Big Western Slope weekend with Polis ticks off the GOP

“Jared Polis is making 13 campaign stops on the Western Slope over the Labor Day weekend, and Republicans aren’t taking the news well.”

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