‘Sanders-Style Health Care,’ Limits on Fracking, Higher Taxes: How the GOP is Hitting Jared Polis ‘Sanders-Style Health Care,’ Limits on Fracking, Higher Taxes: How the GOP is Hitting Jared Polis – NTK Network

‘Sanders-Style Health Care,’ Limits on Fracking, Higher Taxes: How the GOP is Hitting Jared Polis

Republicans came hard out the gate against Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), the Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado, the day after his primary win.

By NTK Staff | 06.28.2018 @2:15pm
‘Sanders-Style Health Care,’ Limits on Fracking, Higher Taxes: How the GOP is Hitting Jared Polis

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) has been the Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado for less than two days, and he’s already feeling the heat from Republicans in the state.

The Associated Press reported Thursday morning that Republicans – including influential Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) – are attacking Polis primarily on three issues:

  • Bringing “Bernie Sanders-style health care” to Colorado, in the form of single-payer health care
  • Opposing fracking; GOP nominee Walker Stapleton said Polis’ renewable energy support could “drive 230,000 jobs from Colorado and take $32 billion out of our economy”
  • Higher taxes; The Associated Press said Republicans are attacking Polis’ “pledge to unravel limits on raising taxes — limits that have frustrated Democrats’ attempts to invest needed billions of dollars in Colorado’s schools and roads”

The former two issues – health care and fracking – would in particular represent a sharp break for Colorado, from the more measured tenure of Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), who is seen by some as a moderate Democrat.

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