Rep. Buescher pours thousands into his ads

It is difficult to turn on your TV or radio these days without hearing a political ad attacking a candidate or pushing for a ballot initiative.

Though the president and Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates — and independent groups spending on behalf of them — have put the most money into advertising, local candidates have paid their shares.

Whether it’s video of state Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, walking inside a local winery or Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, telling the community why it has to re-elect Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis, local candidates have paid for serious airtime.

Buescher has led the pack for local ad buys, dropping more than $123,000 between January and the first week of October on television ads, radio spots and newspaper advertisements.

Meis, epublican state House candidate Laura Bradford and Mesa County Commission candidates Dan Robinson and Janet Rowland have spent around $14,000 apiece on advertising

Democratic commission hopeful Dickie Lewis trails the pack, dropping only $3,089 into advertising.


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