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Polis Highlights Bipartisanship and Delivers Positive Vision, While Stapleton Clings to Trump and Launches More False Attacks

October 13, 2018

Colorado Springs — Jared Polis tonight highlighted his record of working across the aisle and put forward real plans to lower health care costs, lift up our schools, fight climate change, and create good-paying jobs across Colorado. Meanwhile, Walker Stapleton repeatedly voiced his support for President Trump his $2 trillion tax giveaway for special interests and spent the entire night lying about Polis’s plans instead of putting forward his own.

Jared Polis Releases Higher Education Plan to Prepare Every Coloradan to Compete in 21st-Century Economy

October 9, 2018

Jared Polis today released a higher-education plan for Colorado, focused on saving students money and utilizing cost-saving innovations to prepare students for a 21st-century economy. “Despite Colorado’s booming economy, many families and students are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to higher education,” Jared Polis said. “It’s becoming more and more essential to have a degree or certification to break into a good-paying career, while at the same time the costs of higher education are putting it out of reach for many Coloradans.

Polis Wins Pueblo Debate against Ranting, Raving Stapleton

October 8, 2018

While Walker Stapleton ranted and raved tonight in Pueblo, and offered more false claims than any fact-checker could keep up with, Jared Polis delivered a positive vision for Colorado — detailing his plans for universal preschool and kindergarten, affordable health care, and renewable energy innovation.

ICYMI: Denver Post Endorses Jared Polis in Governor’s Race

October 8, 2018

The Denver Post has endorsed Jared Polis over Walker Stapleton in the governor’s race, writing that Jared “has proved his mettle as a leader both in the business world and as a congressman for the last decade,” and praising his “gumption to actually deliver results.”

Jared Polis Rises Above Walker Stapleton’s Petty Name-Calling in Grand Junction Debate

October 6, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION — In tonight’s debate, Jared Polis saw past Walker Stapleton’s name-calling and repeated false attacks and delivered a positive message of economic opportunity to Western Slope voters. “You hear these words tossed around — ’extreme,’ ‘radical’ — these are fundamentally divisive words. I’m a uniter. I’ve worked with Republicans and Democrats nationally to pass our landmark federal education legislation. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves here in Colorado to get things done in a bipartisan way that brings people together. I’m not for the name-calling,” Jared said in his closing.

Hickenlooper, Perlmutter, Colorado Leaders Praise Polis’ Debate Performance

October 6, 2018

DENVER — While Walker Stapleton ranted into the camera for an hour with false political attacks, Jared Polis used tonight’s debate to share with Colorado families his vision for reducing health care costs, lifting up public schools, and tackling the rising cost of living.

MAJOR ENDORSEMENT: Denver Post Backs Jared Polis in Governor’s Race

October 5, 2018

Minutes ago, the Denver Post endorsed Jared Polis over Walker Stapleton in the governor’s race, writing that Jared “has proved his mettle as a leader both in the business world and as a congressman for the last decade,” and praising his “gumption to actually deliver results.”

Polis Campaign Responds to Stapleton’s Pitiful Attack

October 3, 2018

Walker Stapleton released his first TV ad today. Rather than finally taking the opportunity to share anything about his plans for the future of Colorado, Stapleton instead continued doing what he always does: making false claims about Jared Polis.

ICYMI: Aurora Sentinel Enthusiastically Endorses Jared Polis over ‘Inept,’ ‘Unprincipled,’ ‘Disingenuous,’ ‘Out of Touch’ Opponent

October 1, 2018

The Colorado governor’s race pits the “inventive and successful businessman” against the “inept and unprincipled politician,” the Aurora Sentinel writes. The Sentinel’s enthusiastic endorsement of Jared Polis yesterday is noteworthy not only because it is the first newspaper endorsement in the Colorado governor’s race, but also for its forceful rejection of Walker Stapleton, whose “dishonesty” and “dangerous policies” have created “a compelling list of why he should not be governor and virtually no reason why he should,” the editorial board says.

Polis Applauds Stapleton’s Bold Plan to Fix Roads in just 600 Years

September 26, 2018

Jared Polis today responded to Walker Stapleton’s new transportation plan, which lists potential revenue from legalized sports betting as the sole revenue source for upgrading our state’s roads and highways.

Jared Polis Releases New Ad Highlighting Innovative Plans to Save Coloradans Money

September 19, 2018

Jared Polis today released a positive TV ad focusing on Colorado’s innovative, frontier spirit. The ad, entitled “Motion,” highlights how Jared’s plans to save Coloradans money will ensure families can thrive in our state and keep Colorado moving in the right direction.

MONDAY: Jared Polis, Dianne Primavera to Announce Additional Health Care Policies in Frisco

September 14, 2018

FRISCO — In a Monday morning press conference with local leaders and health care professionals, Jared Polis and Dianne Primavera will announce additional proposals to reduce the cost of health care, expand access, and improve quality of care in Colorado.These additional policies are the product of dozens of meetings with families and health care leaders that Jared and Dianne have convened across Colorado over the past three months, including a Health Care Listening Tour through Grand Junction, Delta, Silverton, and Durango immediately after Dianne joined the ticket. 

ICYMI: Denver Post Calls Polis’ Transparency ‘Laudable’, Refutes ‘Misleading’ RGA Attack Ad

September 13, 2018

In case you missed it, a Denver Post editorial yesterday refuted the absurd latest attack ad Walker Stapleton’s special-interest allies are airing against Jared Polis, writing that Polis’ behavior was indeed “completely appropriate.”The editorial board notes that it feels comfortable refuting the false claims against Polis precisely because he released several years of tax returns — something that Stapleton has never done. 

New Polis Campaign Website Aims to Solve Eight-Year Mystery: Where Is Walker Stapleton When He’s Supposed to Be at Work?

September 5, 2018

The Polis for Colorado campaign today launched a new website, WhereIsWalker.co, spotlighting Walker Stapleton’s refusal to fulfill his basic responsibilities as State Treasurer, up to and including showing up for work.The website highlights that while most Coloradans can’t get away with skipping work when traffic is bad, Stapleton has said that when it’s raining out, his commute becomes so long that he “might as well stay in bed.”Stapleton’s failure to show up for his work is coupled with a failure to fight for Colorado families on the issues that matter most — including our underfunded public schools and the rising cost of health care.

Polis Releases Positive TV Ad on Education, Health Care, Cost of Living

September 4, 2018

Jared Polis today released a third positive TV ad in the Colorado governor’s race. The ad, entitled “Future,” is focused on Jared’s vision for tackling the rising cost of living that prevent Colorado families from getting ahead.“We don’t want an economy where Coloradans just get by,” Jared Polis said. “We want an economy where Coloradans can thrive, and enjoy the Colorado way of life that makes our state such a special place to live. If we work together and take bold action to lower health care costs, invest in our public schools, and create good-paying jobs across our state, we can make that vision a reality.”

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

September 3, 2018

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.

On Labor Day, Jared Polis Releases Digital Ad Highlighting His Commitment to Colorado Workers

September 3, 2018

Jared Polis today released a new digital ad that features Colorado union members speaking about the challenges they face and why they support Jared Polis for governor. The ad, which will run throughout the week on all of the Polis campaign’s digital platforms, includes members of the IBEW Local 68, Pipefitters Local 208, Colorado Education Association, SEIU, and UFCW. “Everywhere I go in Colorado, I meet hardworking men and women who feel like they can’t get ahead despite our booming economy,” Jared Polis said. “Paychecks have barely budged, but putting your kid through preschool, paying off medical bills, and finding a place to live have gotten more expensive than ever. I couldn’t be prouder to have the support of so many organizations representing working Coloradans. I’m in this fight to build a Colorado economy that works for everyone, not just the special interests and well connected.”

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY: Jared Polis to Hold Public Events Throughout Western Colorado

September 1, 2018

As Walker Stapleton’s special-interest allies bombard Colorado airwaves with substance-free attack ads, the Polis for Colorado campaign today released another positive ad focusing on Jared Polis’ record and vision for Colorado. Narrated by Jay Jones, a Colorado business owner who launched his first business under Jared’s mentorship the ad focuses on Jared’s success as a self-made entrepreneur, his respect for his employees, and his commitment to helping Colorado families overcome the rising cost of living.

Polis for Colorado Campaign Releases New TV Ad Highlighting Jared Polis’ Business Record

August 17, 2018

As Walker Stapleton’s special-interest allies bombard Colorado airwaves with substance-free attack ads, the Polis for Colorado campaign today released another positive ad focusing on Jared Polis’ record and vision for Colorado. Narrated by Jay Jones, a Colorado business owner who launched his first business under Jared’s mentorship the ad focuses on Jared’s success as a self-made entrepreneur, his respect for his employees, and his commitment to helping Colorado families overcome the rising cost of living.

Polis for Colorado Campaign Places October Statewide TV Ad Buy

August 15, 2018

The Polis for Colorado campaign today announced it has placed a $3 million ad buy for the final weeks of the campaign in the Denver, Colorado Springs-Pueblo, and Grand Junction-Montrose media markets. “Throughout Colorado, there is already incredible excitement for Jared’s bold plans to reduce the cost of health care, invest in our public schools, and tackle the rising cost of living so that Colorado families can get ahead,” said Polis for Colorado Campaign Manager Jenn Ridder.

Polis for Colorado Campaign Releases First-of-its-Kind Blockchain Policy for Colorado

August 9, 2018

The Polis for Colorado campaign today released a first-of-its-kind blockchain one-pager. Blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Polis’ policy outlines an innovative vision that highlights the growth and expansion of distributed ledger technology and a pathway forward for Colorado to be a leader in this emerging sector.  

Jared Polis to Lead Veterans Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton

August 6, 2018

Denver — On Tuesday, August 7, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jared Polis will lead a roundtable discussion on veterans issues with U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), a former Marine Corps Officer. The roundtable is hosted by Patriot Boot Camp, a nonprofit co-founded by Polis to help veterans and military families start their own businesses.

Jared Polis Releases First General-Election Ad, Telling the Story of Karen Mahany

August 3, 2018

The Polis for Colorado campaign today released its first TV ad of the general election, a 60-second spot entitled “Karen.” The ad tells the story of Karen Mahany, whose husband Patrick was killed in a tragic Flight for Life helicopter crash in Frisco in 2015. Patrick, who was a 27-year veteran pilot, would have survived the crash had the helicopter’s fuel system not ignited on impact.

Former President Barack Obama Endorses Jared Polis for Governor of Colorado

August 2, 2018

Hails Jared as “an indispensable leader for Colorado.” Former President Barack Obama today announced that he has endorsed Jared Polis to be Colorado’s next governor, and Dianne Primavera to be Colorado’s next lieutenant governor.“I’m proud to endorse Jared Polis to be the next governor of Colorado,” President Obama said.

On Debate Stage, Polis Highlights Bold, Progressive Vision for Colorado

May 19, 2018

Jared Polis today drew applause on the debate stage for his bold proposals to bring universal health care to Colorado, make Colorado 100% renewable by 2040, provide universal preschool and kindergarten — and stand up fearlessly against Donald Trump’s destructive agenda.“If we truly care about bridging the social and economic divide in this country, we need to make sure every child gets a great start,” Polis said, explaining why he is the only candidate with a plan for free, full-day preschool and kindergarten in every Colorado community.

Pat Schroeder to Headline Jam-Packed Polis ‘Breaking Barriers’ Campaign Event With More Than 100 Hosts This Thursday

May 15, 2018

DENVER — Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder will headline a Breaking Barriers campaign kick-off event with Jared Polis Thursday evening at Syntax Physic Opera in Denver.More than 100 civic leaders (see invitation below) and Jared Polis supporters from around Colorado have joined the event as co-hosts, including Hon. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Hon. Leslie Herod, Hon. Betsy Markey, Hon. Polly Baca and Cindy Pena.

Pat Schroeder, First Woman to Represent Colorado in Congress, Endorses Jared Polis for Governor

May 2, 2018

Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, the first woman to represent Colorado in the United States Congress, today announced her endorsement of Jared Polis as Colorado’s next governor.On May 17, Schroeder will headline a Breaking Barriers campaign event with the Polis for Colorado campaign, where she and Jared will discuss with supporters the challenges of being the “first” to hold a position.

Colorado Professional Firefighters Endorse Jared Polis 
for Governor, Embrace His Forward-Thinking, 
Bold Ideas to Protect Colorado Families

April 23, 2018

The Colorado Professional Firefighters (CPFF) today announced their endorsement of Jared Polis in the 2018 Colorado governor’s race. CPFF is the statewide association of Colorado’s firefighters unions and represents approximately 4,000 firefighters throughout Colorado. CPFF will now begin mobilizing in support of Jared for the June 26 Democratic Primary Election and beyond.

Colorado Sierra Club Endorses Jared Polis for Governor, Says He Is the ‘Strong Environmental Champion We Need to Lead Our State’

April 19, 2018

DENVER — Jared Polis today received the enthusiastic endorsement of the Colorado Sierra Club, the largest grassroots environmental organization in the state with more than 100,000 members.“The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Jared Polis to be Colorado’s next governor,” said Will Walters, Chair of Sierra Club Colorado. “From his leadership in Congress on environmental and climate issues to his plan to move Colorado to 100% renewable energy by 2040, Polis has proven he’s the leader Colorado needs as its next governor.”

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