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GOP campaigners already using gun votes in ads

9:57 AM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - Experienced Republican campaigners in Colorado are using recent gun-control votes by Democrats in attack ads. 

The Durango Herald reported Thursday that four state House Democrats have been subject of full-page newspaper ads criticizing their votes on gun bills. The Democrats are Reps. Mike McLachlan of Durango; Diane Mitsch-Bush of Steamboat Springs; Tony Exum of Colorado Springs; and Dave Young of Greeley.

All were the subject of attack ads in their hometown newspapers for voting for gun-control bills including expanded background checks and a limit on high-capacity magazines. The ads were bought by a new nonprofit group called Colorado Citizens Protecting Our Constitution.

The group's organizers are longtime Republican campaigners, including Andy Nickel, who led state House GOP campaign efforts last year.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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