Anti-Tipton ads rejected

Two Grand Junction radio stations rejected an attack ad from Democrats aimed at Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton because the general manager said the ad contained a false statement.

The House Majority PAC, aimed at returning Democrats to the majority in the House, said it stood by the ad and said said Republicans claimed to have had the ad withdrawn only after it had completed its run through Thursday.

Colorado Republican Party officials challenged the ad by the House Majority PAC, which took aim at eight GOP representatives including Tipton, with radio-ad purchases in their districts.

In the case of the ad buy in Grand Junction, radio stations KNZZ-AM and KMOSZ-FM, rejected the ad, which said that Tipton, a first-term congressman, had hired his nephew’s company for Tipton’s congressional office.

Tipton had contracted with a company that uses technology licensed from a company owned by Tipton’s nephew, which radio station General Manger Dave Beck said “Certainly didn’t seem to be consistent with the impression (the ad) was trying to leave.”

The campaign was well grounded, Ryan Rudominer of the House Majority PAC, said, adding that because Tipton knew his nephew’s company, Broadnet, had a contract with iConstitutent, Tipton’s contract with iConstituent constituted a hiring of Broadnet.



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