We’ve seen a lot of ridiculous and untruthful political advertisements in this election cycle. Heck, we see a lot of awful political advertisements in every election cycle. But as bad as political ads can get, we (thankfully) rarely find something that makes us physically recoil at first sight.
And then there is this new mail piece from “Tony for Colorado,” which supports the State Senate candidacy of Republican Tony Sanchez in SD-22 (Lakewood). This is flat-out one of the most repugnant political ads we’ve seen in years (click here to see the back page):
“Heroin on your street.”
“Vote against Brittany Pettersen…or she will let addicts shoot up on your street!”
What makes this attack piece doubly-disgusting is the fact that Pettersen has been very open about her own mother’s struggle with drug addiction. Sanchez is certainly aware of this fact, but he authorized a mailer on the subject anyway.
Back in 2014, Sanchez materialized from California just before he ran for a State Senate seat in SD-22. Thanks to support from Dudley Brown, Tim Neville, and the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO), the little-known Sanchez knocked out a more moderate candidate (Mario Nicolais) in a Republican Primary before losing a General Election matchup to Democrat Andy Kerr.
This year, Sanchez is again backed by RMGO, the Neville family (Tim Neville and Pat Neville), as well as the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
We never do this at Colorado Pols, but in this case we’re happy to make an exception. Please enjoy the following links…
[NOTE: You can view the back side of this mail piece after the jump]