Tonight is Eric's 48th birthday, and we hope you'll join us at The Sink from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Details can be found here. In honor of his birthday, it's $48 per person to attend.
Hope to see you there!
(Boulder, CO) – Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, Wednesday called on Congressman Jared Polis to return to the U.S. Treasury profits he made by insider trading.
"Colorado voters and American taxpayers are the victims of Jared Polis’ insider trading,” stated Weissmann. “To use his position of trust in the Congress to obtain inside information about legislation, and perhaps even to influence that legislation, right before his stock trades benefited from specific legislative provisions calls into question the integrity of everything Congressman Polis has done in Congress. In this case, there are technical provisions of Obamacare, enacted by the narrowest of margins, which may be law solely to benefit Polis’ massive portfolio."
The Longmong Times-Call ran a story this morning about the new, competitive 2nd Congressional District, and the fact that the right candidate could well beat incumbent Democrat Congressman Jared Polis.
"Boulder business investor Eric Weissmann, who's vying with Lundberg to be the Republican candidate in this year's 2nd District general election contest with Polis, said voter registration tallies after redistricting show the 2nd to be more competitive than it's been in the past, with Democrats reportedly having only a 2 percent edge over Republicans.
"'We don't have to lose this time,' Weissmann said."
(Boulder, CO) – Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, Friday called on Congressman Jared Polis to pledge to the citizens of Colorado he will never again trade investments based on privileged information available to him because of his position in Congress, even if Congress fails to adopt the STOCK Act (H.R. 1148).
Rep. Jared Polis made some flattering remarks about Eric Weissmann in an interview with the Colorado Statesman. He described Weissmann as "a good friend, a capable guy… He’d be a fine congressman."
We’d like to thank the Congressman for his kind remarks. Congressman Polis is likewise a smart and capable candidate. Eric had hoped he would be a different type of Democrat. Unfortunately, Polis has used his vote in the Congress to advance a dangerous agenda, make the federal government much bigger and more intrusive. His support for initiatives like ObamaCare, stimulus spending, Cap and Trade, and Card Check offend the sensibilities of Colorado's newly redistricted Second Congressional District.
But we do appreciate Congressman Polis' recognition of Eric's leadership capabilities and commitment to serving his community! If you also think Eric is "a capable guy" and he would "be a fine congressman," please consider becoming a volunteer or making a contribution today!
From The Colorado Observer
Big Money Front and Center in 2nd Congressional District Contests
By Tina Nguyen
WASHINGTON, DC – During his formal campaign kickoff announcement earlier this month, Boulder-based investment banker Eric Weissman joked that he would not be able to “out Jared Jared” in his effort to unseat the incumbent, Democratic Congressman Jared Polis.
Though the comment was a subtle dig at Polis's self-financing abilities -- the sixth richest member of Congress, the tech entrepreneur has an estimated worth of nearly $66 million dollars according to Roll Call -- the issue of wealth has new significance for this year's race. A recent insider trading scandal has tied Polis to a widespread practice among Congressmen who use their exclusive access to non-public information to make investments.
The practice is illegal for most Americans, but not for Members of Congress -- a little known fact. That is, until recently, when a joint investigation by 60 Minutes and Peter Schweizer of Stanford University's Hoover Foundation uncovered multiple incidents that would normally be classified as insider trading by lawmakers.
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From the Colorado Statesman...
Weissmann announces GOP candidacy in CD 2
Republican hopes to give Polis a run for his money
By Ben Conarck
Republican businessman Eric Weissmann's candidacy for CD 2 against popular and well-funded Democratic incumbent Rep. Jared Polis is, by many accounts, a longshot. But recent voter registration numbers from the Colorado secretary of state show that the race -- at least on paper -- may be closer than originally anticipated.
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