GOP Governors’ Group Hits Democrats In Colorado, Maine

September 2, 2014 8:34 PM

GOP Governors’ Group Hits Democrats In Colorado, Maine
" WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democratic governor of Colorado is soft on a convicted killer and the Democrats’ hopeful in Maine would dole out millions in tax dollars to immigrants in the country illegally, the Republican Governors Association tells voters in ads that started running Tuesday.

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

The emotionally charged spots are just the latest examples of unflinching ads from the GOP governors’ political arm, which is run by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The highly critical ads come as polls show both Colorado and Maine to be tight races – and the latest finance reports show the Republicans’ committee with more than $70 million saved to help GOP candidates.

The ads are against Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a first-term Democrat who is in a tight race against former Rep. Bob Beauprez, and Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud, who is challenging deeply unpopular first-term Gov. Paul LePage in Maine.

Bob Beauprez (credit: CBS)

The RGA was already advertising in those races and the new ads will take the place of earlier ones. In Colorado, that means $700,000 in Denver and Colorado Springs will be spent on the ad; in Maine, it’s a $500,000 buy in Portland "

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