TV Stations Begin Taking Down Desperate False Smear Ad by Pro-Stapleton Group

The Denver Channel (ABC7) today informed the Polis for Colorado campaign that the station has stopped airing a slanderous and false ad being paid for by a dark-money group backing Walker Stapleton.

The ad by Colorado Citizens for Truth perpetuates a right-wing conspiracy theory that has been debunked by numerous Colorado reporters, who have labeled the claims “ridiculous,” “desperate,” “unsubstantiated,” a “smear,” and “in the realm of fiction.”

“This shameful false ad by Walker Stapleton’s special-interest backers is as low as politics gets — a desperate last gasp to rescue Stapleton’s sinking campaign,” said Polis for Colorado Chair Lisa Kaufmann. “Each of the four biggest news stations in Denver and other prominent news outlets across the state have debunked the claims in this ad, and we are glad to see The Denver Channel protecting its integrity by refusing to spread these falsehoods. We hope other stations quickly follow suit.”

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