Now they’ve gone too far. Who will stand up to these guys? Can you believe the nerve of them using an actress from outside of Colorado in an ad aimed at Senator Mark Udall? What sort of nefarious shenanigans will they come up with next?
A few weeks ago, the DSCC launched a website, www.kochaddiction.com, depicting the Kansas-based Koch (pronounced “Coke”) brothers as self-serving oil barons who pay huge sums to try to “buy” elections and advance their agenda of low taxes and less regulation.
Democrats accuse the Koch brothers of peddling phony Obamacare horror stories to weaken Udall and other Democrats who supported the landmark healthcare law.
In the 30-second AFP ad that started airing Monday in Denver and Colorado Springs, a female actor (she appears in an identical version of the ad also airing in Louisiana) offers broad talking points about policy cancellations and spiking premiums.
“People don’t like political ads. I don’t like them either,” she says into the camera. “But health care isn’t about politics. It’s about people.”
The Udall campaign responded by blasting the Koch brothers, and Congressman Cory Gardner, the Republican Udall is likely to face in the fall.
“The Koch brothers are pouring their tainted money into our state because they know Congressman Cory Gardner will continue fighting for their interests, not Coloradans’,” said Chris Harris, Udall’s campaign spokesman.
“Mark Udall has a long record fighting for to protect Colorado’s way of life and working for real change without compromising his principles or our Colorado values. Coloradans take their independence seriously. As we saw in 2008 and 2010, Colorado voters don’t take their cues from dark money groups that bombard the airwaves with misleading attacks.”
A Democratic group called Protect Your Care also issued a statement calling the ad “recycled” and blasting AFP for using “an out-of-state actor” to help the Koch brothers “take health care away from millions of Americans who now have health insurance, including more than 220,000 Coloradans who have signed up through the state’s exchange.”
Yup, these Kochs just want to take away healthcare from millions of American, while also recently donating $100 million for a new hospital wing in New York City. Oh, wait.
Anyway, here’s that out-of-state actor peddling her lies!