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.
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