Republicans Put Controversial Firestone Ad Back on the Air

There was a lot of discussion about 10 days ago related to a controversial television ad put up by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) that attempts to damage Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper by (inaccurately) referencing the 2017 explosion of a home in Firestone that killed two people and severely wounded others. Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the explosion, was incensed by the spot and demanded that the NRSC take it off the air.

Four days after Martinez reportedly called Sen. Cory Gardner to ask for his help in pulling the ad, …