Messenger: Victor Mitchell

Candidate: Walker Stapleton

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: May 31, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: negative

About the message: GOP businessman Victor Mitchell takes the first swing, so to speak, in the four-way Republican primary with a cartoon ad about Treasurer Walker Stapleton's family ties. Stapleton's mother is a first cousin of George H.W. Bush. His father was a diplomat and his great-grandfather was a Denver mayor – the Stapleton that the former airport now subdivision (he also belonged to the Ku Klux Klan).

This ad says with Stapleton "in office, it will certainly be business as usual," and urges voters to choose Mitchell, "the outsider conservative businessman."

About the messenger: Victor Mitchell is a Castle Rock businessman who served in the Colorado House of Representatives for two years from 2007 through 2009. He runs Lead Funding, which loans money to developers. He finished second in the four-way GOP primary.

The messenger's money: Mitchell largely self-funded his gubernatorial bid, loaning his campaign nearly $5 million.