Bob Comer, a Jefferson County Republican, is challenging Jared Polis to represent the 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. Congress in the upcoming April election.
Comer chose mountain communities in Eagle, Summit, and Pitkin Counties to announce his candidacy recently, according to a press release.
Comer is a natural resource ecologist and lawyer from Littleton who is running for Congress because he believes the federal government is out of balance with Colorado values and priorities, the press release states.
“The American Dream is getting squeezed from all directions,” Comer told GOP County Assemblies in Frisco, Eagle, and Central City. “Recent college graduates can’t find work and those nearing retirement are realizing their nest egg is not keeping pace with inflation. The economy is not improving. It’s a stressful and uncertain time for many Coloradans.”
Comer has held executive roles in industry and government and believes the country is headed in the wrong direction and deserves better leadership.
“Voters weary from the recession and the Obamacare debacle will vote to have their views better represented in Congress,” Comer is quoted as saying in the press release.
“We need elected representatives who will responsibly manage the Federal budget instead of borrowing and printing money. We need Congressmen who will have an honest conversation about our entitlement system. And, we need leaders who will courageously protect individual liberty and economic freedom,” Comer said.
“I am entering this race to help restore balance and to preserve the American Dream,” Comer said to a crowd in Central City. “We can’t continue to kick these problems down the road. Your vote can create a better future for Colorado and our nation.”