Jared Polis’ campaign came right out of the gate in 2018 with a series of announcements showcasing the candidate’s early organizing power.
Not only did Jared kick off his drive for caucus support with a delightfully cheesy Facebook video reminding people to register with a party by January 8 in order to participate in the March 6 caucuses. He coupled it with a phone banking event in Aurora to ask for caucus support. And on Saturday, the campaign will open its first field office — in Grand Junction, which typically sees very little of Democratic candidates during primary season, much less in January.
I am supporting Jared because I agree with him on most issues and I think he is a future-oriented candidate we Democrats need. And it’s clear from the activity seen this week that he is investing the resources early to build a statewide campaign that will pay dividends for him not only in the primary, but also in the general election.
His early visibility could be a contributing factor in why a recent Public Policy Polling survey found Polis to be the most competitive general election candidate among the Democratic field, besting Republican firebrand Tom Tancredo.