As the Fort Collins Coloradoan reports:
A national environmental group launched a new $175,000 advertising campaign Monday attacking Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Fort Morgan.
With the latest campaign, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund has spent more than $400,000 in just over a month targeting the three-term incumbent.
The new TV and radio spots once again criticize Musgrave for voting against several measures that would have raised the corporate annual fuel economy standards placed on auto manufacturers.
Musgrave’s campaign manager, Jason Thielman, accused the environmental group of “falsehoods and lies.”
“Marilyn Musgrave’s votes on vehicle fuel efficiency standards cost her constituents money,” said Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund…
In a new line of attack, the latest ad also criticizes Musgrave for being among 34 House members to vote against a 2006 Republican-sponsored bill that would have criminalized gasoline price gouging. The bill passed the House but died in the Senate.
Markey spokesman Ben Marter declined comment on the ad because the Markey campaign wasn’t involved in its production. By law, political campaigns and independent committees cannot coordinate efforts.
The cost of energy has become a significant campaign issue nationally, and Colorado’s 4th Congressional District is no exception.