Colorado Democrats land a punch with a new ad up today:
After the Denver Post’s scandalous report last week detailing big personal purchases by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams on his office discretionary account, including a $700 pair of boots and a $475 cowboy hat, we’ve been waiting for Democrats to jump on what should in any ordinary election year be a major problem. Williams’ predecessor Scott Gessler, after all, lost his bid for governor after getting busted spending less money on an arguably more defensible activity–travel expenses that wrongly included partisan political events.
This year, Williams’ improper discretionary account spending just one downballot data point in a wave of discontent. But to whatever extent this story penetrates the noise, it’s extremely damaging to Williams in a race considered to be very close.
We don’t know anything about ad buys for this well-produced spot, if any, but if we were Williams’ Democratic opponent Jena Griswold we’d foot the bill ourselves.