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Colorado: Bob Schaffer (Senate Candidate) Gets Called Out

So, campaigning 101: Don't talk about how your Colorado's hometown boy and then use mountains from Alaska in your ad.


Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer unofficially launched his campaign Wednesday with a biographical spot he was forced to pull almost immediately because the image in the ad of Pikes Peak — where he proposed to his wife — turned out instead to be Mount McKinley in, well, Alaska.

Dick Wadhams, Schaffer's campaign manager, said the spot would be re-edited with Colorado peaks and start running again almost immediately, but not before his candidate took a series of hits from liberal bloggers noting that the ad was supposed to underscore Schaffer's deep connection to Colorado.

You may remember Dick Wadhams from his time managing now ex-Senator George Macaca Allen's campaign.