A liberal-leaning political group is being accused of meddling in the Colorado GOP gubernatorial primary by running TV ads aimed at boosting Republican candidate Tom Tancredo.
The group apparently considers Tancredo more beat-able in November than his main primary rival, former Rep. Bob Beauprez. The nonprofit group, Protect Colorado Values, has one TV spot that appears to puff him up by portraying the former Republican congressman as staunchly anti-ObamaCare, which remains largely unpopular in parts of Colorado.
“He’s still of the country’s strongest opponents of ObamaCare” says the ad’s narrator, who closes by saying Tancredo is “too conservative for Colorado” -- a line Democrats would expect to lure Republican primary voters to the polls June 24.
Another ad attacks GOP candidate Beauprez, whom Democrats seem to think is a bigger threat to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s reelection effort. The 30-second ad points out Beauprez once backed the individual mandate that’s now part of ObamaCare and attacks his fiscal-conservative credentials by saying he supports spending bills while the national debt “ballooned $2 trillion.”