Election: Democrat Jared Polis re-elected to US House | SummitDaily.com

Election: Democrat Jared Polis re-elected to US House

DENVER — Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder has won a fourth term.

He defeated Republican challenger George Leing in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

Polis is known for advocating for greater limits on oil and gas drilling. He also is one of the few members of Congress to back marijuana legalization

Polis was first elected in 2008.

Earlier this year, he clashed with fellow Democrats in Denver over his support for giving local governments greater ability to regulate energy production. He later withdrew a promise to fund ballot measures on the question.

Also this year, Polis became one of the first members of Congress to accept the virtual currency bitcoin for his re-election campaign.

— The Associated Press

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