Walker Stapleton’s First Campaign Ad is Wrong

Walker Stapleton

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton released his first television ad of the 2018 cycle, which the campaign titled, “Courage.” Stapleton’s TV spot could have also been called, “Fabrications,” but that wouldn’t have sounded quite as cool.

As Ernest Luning reports for the publication formerly known as the Colorado Statesman, Stapleton’s first TV spot is backed by a $700,000 buy targeting Republican Primary voters:

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence smile and wave as they briefly cross the screen. Stapleton brings up two key issues for Trump supporters — the Republican tax reform bill and so-called sanctuary cities.

“I was the only (state) treasurer in the country with the courage to support Donald Trump’s tax cuts [Pols emphasis], and as your next governor, I’ll end these dangerous sanctuary city policies. I’ll take the fight to the liberals and beat ’em again,” Stapleton says.

We wondered about this line — “the only treasurer in the country” — as soon as we saw the ad, so we decided to check it out ourselves. As Jason Taylor reported for OzarksFirst.com, Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt traveled to Washington D.C. in support of the Republican tax plan last November.

In other words, Stapleton was most certainly NOT “the only treasurer in the country with the courage to support Donald Trump’s tax cuts.” It took us about three minutes to figure this out. We didn’t bother looking to see how many other State Treasurers supported the GOP tax plan because it only took one to disprove Stapleton’s claim.

You can watch Stapleton’s courageously false TV ad below:

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    It's ranks up there with the ghastly xenophobic anti-immigrant radio ads he was running a few months ago 

  2. davebarnes says:

    “I was the only (state) treasurer in the country with the courage to support Donald Trump’s tax cuts" is a true alternative fact.

    When are you whining Dimocrats going to come to the realization that saying it makes it true?

  3. bullshit! says:

    Why bullshit about this? It's so stupid.

  4. unnamed says:

    So, Walker Stapleton is a proud supporter of the 1%, and to hell with the rest.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      The idea that a Bush relative would stand up in support of a tax cut for corporations, those with pass-through corporate rights, those living off capital gains or “carried interest,” and those with overseas capital isn't too surprising.

      The idea that a Bush relative would consider this a winning appeal in Colorado may not be too surprising, either.

      But making this as an appeal in a Republican primary where EVERYONE is in favor of tax cuts seems an unlikely path to burnish his reputation.  Or am I missing something important in my lack of familiarity with the nuance of Colorado Republican-speak?

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    THANK GAWD he took on those liburals and kept his boot on their neck before they destroyed the state economy.

  6. OrangeFree says:

    Touting your support of the Trump Tax Scam in a state that went to the Democrats in the past three Presidential elections and past two gubernatorial elections…

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