Attack ad targeting Tipton

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is under attack by a Democratic political action committee for his hiring of a company that uses technology owned by his nephew.

House Majority PAC, known as a “Super PAC” because it can take unlimited contributions, has launched a campaign against three House Republicans, Tipton among them.

The PAC announced the “6-figure paid advertising offensive on cable television over the August recess against some of the most vulnerable House Republicans.”

A spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee dismissed the attack as “only an $11,000 cable purchase” and a distraction from the Democrats’ poor economic record.

“It’s no surprise that House Democrats are inventing a fictional controversy in an attempt to discredit anyone who stands up to their reckless Washington spending spree and job-killing agenda,” Tyler Q. Houlton said in a statement.

In a statement announcing the campaign, House Majority PAC Executive Director Alixandria Lapp, said Americans are “disgusted with House Republicans like Congressman Scott Tipton for their misguided priorities, whether it’s over ethics problems or votes to throw middle-class families under the bus.”

Democrats have hammered at Tipton for his use of iConstituent, which provides electronic town-hall services using technology by Broadnet, a Colorado-based company owned by Tipton’s nephew.

John Salazar, the Democrat whom Tipton defeated in 2010, also used iConstituent.


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