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 Vail, Minturn, Red Cliff and Eagle-Vail.
Polis is known for advocating for greater limits on oil and gas drilling. He also is one of the few members of Congress who has backed 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.