Polis At Conservative Summit: There’s Room For All Voices In Colorado

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Then Governor-elect Jared Polis speaks at the Democratic election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2018.

Governor Jared Polis said at a gathering of conservatives in Denver Friday morning that the state is big enough for every person to have their voice heard — and respected — no matter their political party. Polis made his comments at the Western Conservative Summit at Denver's Colorado Convention Center.

Organizers say Polis is the first elected Democrat to address the annual gathering. Polis struck a tone of bipartisanship. 

"What truly matters is not the letter next to your name or even your ideology — we all live our lives consistent with our values," Polis said. "What matters is will our ideas and working together create a better path for Coloradans to realize their dreams."

A group working to recall Polis is also at the convention to gather signatures.

The summit continues through Saturday. Donald Trump Jr. is slated to give the keynote speech tonight. HUD Secretary Ben Carson also spoke Friday morning at the event.