The Stapleton campaign will highlight issues important to Western Colorado this week in the lead up to Club 20
First, Polis “couldn’t be reached for comment” even though he has been a Congressman representing parts of the Western Slope for nearly a decade.
- GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL: “Polis, however, has not taken a stance on the Jordan Cove project, and couldn’t be reached for comment to say whether he supports it.”(Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Stapleton throws his support behind Jordan Cove project, 7/26/18)
Then, Polis told the Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board he was concerned about “eminent domain,” which doesn’t even make sense because the pipelines the project would utilize in Colorado are already built.
- COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE: “‘I have a strong concern for property rights, whenever government uses eminent domain for a project,’ Polis said.” (Editorial Board, Colorado Springs Gazette, “EDITORIAL: Jared Polis opposes Colorado jobs and wages — again,” 7/30/18)
Most recently, the Congressman has again refused to take a position even though he claimed he “generally favors projects that would enhance the Western Slope’s economy.”
- GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL: “Polis said he generally favors projects that would enhance the Western Slope’s economy, but stopped short of saying he would support the Jordan Cove project as a bipartisan group of statewide elected officials already have, including Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican who represents the 3rd Congressional District.” (Charles Ashby, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, “Polis cautious on proposed Jordan Cove export facility,” 8/18/18)
Once again, Coloradans are left wondering when Congressman Polis will stop talking like a Washington politician and give them a straight answer.