Colorado Democrat Fundraises Off of Columbine Anniversary Colorado Democrat Fundraises Off of Columbine Anniversary – NTK Network

Colorado Democrat Fundraises Off of Columbine Anniversary

The infamous Colorado tragedy took place 20 years ago, and Rep. Jared Polis, who's running for governor, apparently found it appropriate to fundraise off the shooting.

By NTK Staff | 04.20.2018 @6:00pm
Colorado Democrat Fundraises Off of Columbine Anniversary

According to a report from the Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold, one Colorado Democratic candidate is insensitively fundraising off of the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), who is running for governor, distributed an email to his supporters Friday, commemorating the anniversary of one of Colorado’s worst events.

But his email took a turn toward the inappropriate:

“I’ve fought the gun manufacturing lobby in Washington for a decade, and as governor, I’ll be ready on day one to take them on here in Colorado,” Polis concludes.

The email ends with a large “DONATE” button linking to a page where readers can donate up to $100 to the Polis campaign. The email also contains several links to a list-building page where readers can give Polis their name and email, which then directs them to the same donation page.

Polis is running to replace outgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), but the monetization of one of Colorado’s worst memories will not do much to endear him to voters.

Sign Up

for NTK updates every week.


View Privacy Policy