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10 Candidates Who Spent Giant Sums of Their Personal Wealth
Jared Polis (Won)
07.9.09, 11:54 AM CDT

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Jared Polis (D)

Race: 2008 Colorado Congressional District 2
Amount Spent: $5,992,550
Result: Won 62.6%-33.9%

Jared Polis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, replacing now Senator Mark Udall in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. Polis is the first openly gay man to enter the House. As a successful entrepreneur, Polis has been estimated to have $160 million in personal wealth. In what was the most expensive primary in Colorado state history, Polis spent $5.3 million of his own money to win the Democratic primary race in the second district by 1,894 votes.

 


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