Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Raises Money On Lack Of Shark Attacks

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis jokingly praised himself for having a great record on the lack of shark attacks in his landlocked state in a fundraising email.

Polis sent an email out Tuesday highlighting how he is “tied for first” for the state with the least amount of shark attacks. Colorado is a landlocked state.

“Last year, I emailed you to share the good news that Colorado was tied for first for the state with the fewest shark attacks,” the fundraising email read. “So now, as we kick off Shark Week, I wanted to share an important update. And that update is that Colorado has once again had zero shark attacks so far in 2022.”

“But here’s the problem: it turns out many voters don’t know that Colorado is faring so much better than other states when it comes to shark attacks. And we need to get the message out — not only about my strong record on shark safety, but on issues like creating affordable housing, saving people money on health care, and protecting our planet from climate change.”

Polis’ email comes as other states are seeing a spike in shark attacks. (RELATED: WARNING GRAPHIC: Watch The Moment A Shark Bites Off A Man’s Finger)

Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered more surveillance at Long Island State Park Beaches due to an increase in shark attacks.

“As New Yorkers and visitors alike head to our beautiful Long Island beaches to enjoy the summer, our top priority is their safety,” Hochul said. “We are taking action to expand patrols for sharks and protect beachgoers from potentially dangerous situations. I encourage all New Yorkers to listen to local authorities and take precautions to help ensure safe and responsible beach trips this summer.”