Jun 5, 2014 10:56 AM

Ads from the left stirs up GOP gubernatorial race

DENVER (AP) - Republicans are decrying ads from a political operation with ties to Democrats that seek to influence the outcome of the Colorado GOP gubernatorial primary.

The ads purport to criticize two former congressmen competing for the Republican nomination for governor. But they are very different. One spot repeatedly says that Tom Tancredo opposed President Obama's health care overhaul. That's a popular stance among Republicans who will vote in the June 24 primary. Democrats are eager to have Tancredo be the Republican nominee because of his hard-line stance on immigration.

The other ad criticizes Bob Beauprez for supporting government spending and some of the elements of the health care plan. Those attacks resonate with Republican voters.

The Colorado Republican party issued a statement criticizing Democrats for meddling in another party's primary.


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