Messenger: Jared Polis

Candidate: Cary Kennedy

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: June 12, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: contrast

About the message: This mailer from Democratic Congressman Jared Polis responds to what it says are "Cary Kennedy's ugly attacks," although a TV ad and mailers criticizing Polis are from the super PAC Teachers for Kennedy, which is prohibited from coordinating with the candidate.

The mailer cites media accounts that the Teachers for Kennedy ads are misleading and that Gov. John Hickenlooper is disappointed in the ads, which is accurate. And it notes that Polis "has repeatedly voted against (school) vouchers in Congress."

Polis and Kennedy are two of four candidates facing off in the June 26 Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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.