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November 7, 2012
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Polis wins re-election in 2nd District

BOULDER, Colorado - Democratic Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado's higher-education member of Congress, has won a third term.

Polis defeated Republican state Sen. Kevin Lundberg on Tuesday in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, where Democrats far outnumber Republicans.

Polis was first elected in 2008 in the Boulder-based 2nd Congressional District north of Denver. Last year, the district was redrawn to include Fort Collins, so it now includes both the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

Polis is the first openly gay non-incumbent elected to Congress. He favors same-sex marriage rights and is one of the few members of Congress to back marijuana legalization.

The 2nd District includes Vail, Minturn, Red Cliff, Avon and parts of Eagle-Vail.

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