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It’s a girl! U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, partner announce birth of daughter

Friday, July 4, 2014
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DENVER — U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has announced the birth of a new daughter named Cora.

Cora Polis, born July 4, 2014.Family photo

Cora Polis, born July 4, 2014.

While few details of the birth were made available, the Democratic congressman from Boulder said in a statement Friday, “I think I’m going to miss the fireworks for the first time in my life, but my first daughter is far more thrilling.”

Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, already have a son, Caspian Julius, who is 2½ years old and is nicknamed “CJ.”

It was unclear whether Cora was adopted or born through a surrogate.

Polis was the first openly gay parent in the U.S. Congress.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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