Messenger: Colorado Republican Committee

Candidate: Mike Coffman

Contest: 6th CD

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Sept. 25, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: contrast

About the message:

This mailer from the Colorado Republican Committee praises U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's military service and pans Democratic challenger Jason Crow for representing "crooks and con men" as a defense attorney.

CBS4's Reality Check calls part of a similar TV ad misleading, noting that Crow represented a variety of clients. Crow is an Army veteran who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It's also worth checking this Truth Test from 9News to get context on the smears against Crow. Coffman has made similar charges in TV ads, which the Denver Post clarified.

About the messenger:

The Colordado Republican Committee is the federal fundraising arm of the Colorado Republican Party.

The messenger's money:

This federal political party committee may take up to $10,000 in individual donations. But a significant portion of the group's money in the 2020 cycle comes from the Republican National Committee.