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He spends his free time having his staff quiz him with flashcards that show other members of Congress, their home states and their committees -- but don't call him "congressman," says the freshman Democrat from Boulder. "Seriously, for my sanity, just call me Jared," writes Rep. Jared Polis in his debut blog entry on CNN's "Freshman Year" feature, which will follow Polis and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, as they get their bearings in Congress.
The congressional career of freshman Dem Jared Polis is off to an auspicious start, according to the Boulder Daily Camera, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday naming the incoming 2nd Congressional District representative to the influential Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
Join Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Denver) for a live 30-minute Q&A on Friday, May 9 at 11 a.m. MDT with Colorado Confidential readers. DeGette will...