Messenger: Jared Polis

Candidate: Jared Polis

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: April 14, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: positive

About the message: This introductory ad from U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democratic candidate for governor, highlights his business experience, the school he started for immigrants, his support of President Barack Obama's healthcare program.

Polis will face former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy, former Sen. Michael Johnston and potentially Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne in the 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.