Political Ad

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A political attack ad was a mistake.

That's the claim of campaign officials working with Republican Senate candidate Pete Coors.

A television ad recently aired that criticized former Republican Congressman Bob Schaffer for his travels abroad paid for by
taxpayers. The 30-second spot aired on at least three television
stations before being pulled. The Coors campaign at first said the
ad only ran once.

Coors campaign spokeswoman Cinamon Watson says the ad was suppose to air only if attack ads against Coors continued.

Schaffer spokeswoman Kelley Harp called the ad a sign of desperation.

Schaffer is challenging Coors for the Republican ticket. A group supporting Schaffer has funded ads that link Coors to homosexual causes and say the beer magnate supports a lower drinking age.