DENVER — Congressman Jared Polis is campaigning on the Western Slope.
The Democratic Nominee for Governor launched a three-day multi-city 10-stop tour Friday hitting areas like Rifle, Grand Junction, and Gunnison.
We're off! Buena Vista → Salida → Gunnison → Crested Butte → Montrose → Grand Junction → Rifle → Meeker → Craig → Steamboat Springs. 🚙 Find an event near you & RSVP at https://t.co/7CYHpfUegq #JaredOnTheRoad pic.twitter.com/5FM6lkpNQO
— Jared Polis (@PolisForCO) August 31, 2018
The tour is significant because of recent criticism by Polis to skip the Club 20 Debate, a longstanding political tradition on the Western Slope.
Club 20 officials called it a “slap in the face” to Western Colorado and Colorado GOP officials, including GOP nominee Walker Stapleton, quickly went on the attack.
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) August 31, 2018
Polis has repeatedly said his decision to skip the debate was the result of a prior scheduling conflict. Polis agreed to a different Grand Junction debate in the area.