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Lundberg Challenges Polis In Colorado’s 2nd District

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Rep. Jared Polis in February 2011 in Washington (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Rep. Jared Polis in February 2011 in Washington (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Jared Polis is seeking to remain Colorado’s higher-education member of Congress.

Polis is seeking a third term against Republican state Sen. Kevin Lundberg in a district where Democrats far outnumber Republicans.

Polis was first elected in 2008 in the Boulder-based 2nd Congressional District north of Denver. Last year, the district was redrawn to include Fort Collins, so it now includes both the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

Polis is the first openly gay non-incumbent elected to Congress. He favors same-sex marriage rights and is one of the few members of Congress to back marijuana legalization.

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