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Congressman Jared Polis faces angry crowd at town hall

By: Associated Press
August 6, 2014 Updated: August 6, 2014 at 7:10 am
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photo - U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo, speaks with members of the media following a news conference about fracking, at the Capitol, in Denver, Monday Aug. 4, 2014. Also attending the news conference, Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper urged those pushing dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling to stop their campaigns to avoid a messy ballot fight. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo, speaks with members of the media following a news conference about fracking, at the Capitol, in Denver, Monday Aug. 4, 2014. Also attending the news conference, Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper urged those pushing dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling to stop their campaigns to avoid a messy ballot fight. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) 

BOULDER — Congressman Jared Polis is facing fallout for his decision to drop two ballot measures seeking limits on oil and gas drilling.

The Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/1oChLCs) reports that dozens of people angry about the deal Polis reached with Gov. John Hickenlooper this week protested outside his town hall meeting in Boulder Tuesday evening.

When Polis arrived, protesters were holding signs and chanted things like "shame on you" and "you sold us out." One man told him he should be on "House of Cards", the Netflix political drama about an ambitious congressman.

Polis addressed the crowd over the shouting, saying voters have shown the oil and gas industry that it needs to address their concerns or face the consequences.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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