Messenger: Jared Polis

Candidate: Jared Polis

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: Aug. 17, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: positive

About the message:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis' latest TV ad focuses on his business career, featuring Jay Jones, a business owner mentored by Polis. The ad cites ProFlowers, an online flower delivery system and one of three business Polis created before he turned 30. Selling his online companies made Polis a multi-millionaire.

Here's a transcript of the ad:

Jay: We need a governor who gets things done, and Jared Polis always has. He created three successful businesses before he was 30, and that created hundreds of good-paying jobs. What makes Jared unique is that he gave health care to the people who worked for him. He gave stock options, too. When the company did well, so did the workers.

Jared: Wages haven’t kept up with the cost of living. We need an economy that works for everyone.

Jay: That’s what he’ll do as governor — help all Coloradans.

About the messenger:

Jared Polis is a Democrat who has served as the 2nd Congressional District representative in the U.S. House since 2008. He also won a term on the Colorado Board of Education in 2000.

Polis is an entrepreneur who made millions selling online businesses in the late 1990s.

The messenger's money:

Polis is largely self-funding his campaign, rejecting donations from political action committees. He's only taking donations of $100 and less from individuals. Through July 27, he spent nearly $12.30 million on his campaign.