Swing State Confidential: Colorado–more American Crossroads


Denver, Colorado…Today’s yield of political ads delivered along with a half hour of morning news  (KDVR FOX 31) includes a half dozen ads. Two were sponsored by outside groups–American Crossroads and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The rest came from candidates’ campaigns.

8:24 a.m. Senate candidate Ken Buck is running this ad a lot. “We protested when goverment ran up debt, sent emails when they nationalized health care, we asked them to get off backs of small business, pleaded to secure our border. They heard us but they ignored us. On Nov. 2 they will ignore us no more.”  Sunlight CAM link here.

8:29 a.m. American Crossroads, which has reported spending $5.1 million so far opposing Sen. Michael Bennet, including a $646,000 buy just yesterday, runs an ad claiming Bennet is close to President Barack Obama. “Obama needs Bennet.” The tag line is: “Their senator, not ours.” Sunlight CAM link here.

8:45 a.m. From the campaign of Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an ad claiming Frazier missed work  Sunlight CAM link here.

8:47 a.m. Another run of the Buck campaign ad about Washington “ignoring us no more.” (See 8:24 a.m.)

8:59 a.m. Betsy Markey votes with Nancy Pelosi 94 percent of the time, from the Cory Gardner campaign. I have seen this one a lot. Sunlight CAM link here.

9:00 a.m. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has reported spending $4.1 million opposing Bennet so far; earlier this week the party committee reported $863,000. Today’s ad says “Bennet is pushing for Obama’s over-reaching agenda.” The Denver Post referred to him with the phrase “not enough spine.” I’ve seen this one before, too.

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