Apparently Polis doesn't feel like representing the mountain counties encompassed by his district.
Originally from the Denver Post Lynn Bartels:
Congressman Jared Polis has declined a request from his Republican opponent, George Leing, to debate at Club 20′s fall meeting in Grand Junction in September.
“I expect that there will be several debates with both of us, but I don’t anticipate that any of the debates that we agree on will be out of district in Grand Junction,” Polis, a Boulder Democrat, said in an e-mail to The Denver Post Tuesday night.
Leing in a news release Tuesday said the 2nd Congressional District includes all or portions of Eagle, Grand and Summit counties, which are represented by Club 20, an influential Western Slope advocacy organization, so a debate at Club 20 is appropriate.
“The citizens of Eagle, Summit and Grand counties face some of the highest healthcare premiums in the nation, thanks in large part to Obamacare,” the Niwot attorney said. “They deserve a robust debate over the future of healthcare policy and other important issues.”