October 6th, 2010
10:58 AM ET
4 years ago

Republicans up with ads in Colorado, Kentucky

(CNN) - National Republicans are doubling down on contentious Senate races in Colorado and Kentucky Wednesday with new ads seeking to undermine the all-ready embattled Democratic candidates.

In the new spot hitting Colorado airwaves, the National Republican Senatorial Committee accuses incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet of championing his party's "reckless spending policies" and "more concerned about supporting President Obama's priorities than representing Coloradans' best interests in Washington."

"Michael Bennet cast the deciding vote for Obama's stimulus, that wasted billions, added to the debt, and didn't create the jobs they promised," the ad states.

In Kentucky, the new NRSC ad accuses Democratic candidate Jack Conway of flip-flopping on whether he thinks the Bush tax cuts should be extended.

"Hey, Jack…waffles are for breakfast…not for Senators," that ad states.

Conway is neck-and-neck with Republican Rand Paul according to several recent polls while, in Colorado, Bennet finds himself several points behind Republican Ken Buck.


Filed under: 2010 • Ads • Colorado • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Michael Bennet • NRSC
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    "Michael Bennet cast the deciding vote for Obama's stimulus, that wasted billions, added to the debt, and didn't create the jobs they promised," the ad states.

    Yep – and the RepubliCAN'Ts want to EXTEND the tax cuts for the RICH, which will add trillions to the deficit and most likely DESTROY more jobs!!! That should be in the ad!!

    [In Kentucky, the new NRSC ad accuses Democratic candidate Jack Conway of flip-flopping on whether he thinks the Bush tax cuts should be extended." "Hey, Jack…waffles are for breakfast…not for Senators," that ad states]

    This is why the Democrats – if they LOSE – cannot blame ANYONE but themselves!! The Democrats who could not STATE the CASE and STICK with the BASE will suffer now – The RepubliCAN'Ts will use their 'flip-flopping' and 'retreating' against them!!! It's too LATE for the flip-floppers and deserters – you cannot change your mind now!!!

    We as Democrats will remember the FLIP-FLOPPERS and the TRAITORS in the next election if they should win this one!!!

    DEMOCRATS – Please register if you are not – get out and VOTE in November 2010!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!!

    October 6, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Michael

    I am a Colorado resident and an independent. The increase in advertising here is rediculous and with so much out of state money coming in to influence this election, it begins to make the decision easy for me. I cant stand to see these adds blaiming our new senator for the economic condition when it has taken more than a decade to get here. If after 18 months the NRSC is going to try to place blame, without SPECIFIC ideas, then it seems like handing the keys over to a drunk driver while pooring him another drink. Both sides are driving me crazy with the amount of adds on CO, but for me, I like the idea of personal responsibility. However, if your going to preach it, then do it. Take responsibility for the role you played in getting us into this economic mess and stop vilifying what it has taken to get us out of it. If your going to speak only to fiscal responsibility and reducing the debt to your grandchildren, then you cant speak to me about increasing the debt with extended tax cuts (are you or are you not for reduced debt). You cant talk about the national bedt, without looking at the CBO numbers stating the longterm efect is Billions of dollars in savings. Again, are you or are you not for reducing the debt.

    October 6, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. NVa Native

    Are some people still are gullible enough to fall for these Republican lies and deceptions?
    Where were all these "concerned citizens" when the federal deficit went from a record breaking surplus in 2000 to a record breaking deficit ($1.1 trillion) in 2008?
    So we don’t need to refer to them as hypocrites or cheats anymore, when you say “just your average Republicans” we’ll know what that means.

    October 6, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  4. Dave

    You are kidding right? Rand Paul, the same guy who thinks we ought to go back to segragation? Repubs, this was not a gotcha moment, Ms. Maddow provided him with ample opportunities to correct his statement. Rand Paul is not his father, this guy is a racists

    October 6, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. kate

    It will be hard to get all the jobs back that we lost during the Bush-Cheney administration. You just don't go out and "get" them back. Most went abroad with Bush and Cheney in office. New innovations will have to create new jobs, like Pres. Obama wants to do. I am an ex-republican(due to Bush and Cheney and Fox mainly just to name a few) The GOP is responsible for not creating jobs. They are the party of "no." And no one said a word when Bush added billions to the debt over 2 wars. That is the biggest debt.

    October 6, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  6. a in austin

    The $$$ is flowing – even the US Chamber of Commerce is doling it out as they receive $$$ from foreign countries. Talk about buying elections and from which country? I would love to hear some solutions other than lowering the minimum wage, privatizing the VA, eliminating social security and unemployment (you know, the entitlements we pay for). Why do the R's say that outsourcing jobs will eliminate more jobs in the US? Do they think we are that dumb?

    October 6, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  7. PalmReader

    Neck to neck with Rand Paul is a sure win for Conway. Who are the TeaPers fooling, if not themselves? I've sat back and watched the Republican Party allow this bunch of fools destroy what was once a powerful and meaningful party. By hugging the TeaPers, the GOP has become nothing more than a mockery, and have all but lost the moderate vote, my own included.

    The Party of NO made a calculated decision to give the Tea Party credence . . . thus ensuring the GOP of not regaining the House or the Senate again any time soon.

    October 6, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  8. ConstitutionalPatriot

    Are some people still dumb enough to believe the democrats and republicans lies? A sure sign of stupidity is an individuals partisan stance when it comes to these two parties. They are one and the same, different flavors of fascism. Two heads of the same beast, an out of control federal government that has been hijacked by the central bankers and their military industrial complex and corporate elite friends. We have to wake up people, while we bicker about the divisive social issues these two parties use to play us against each other, our constitutional rights and liberties are being stripped away. Bush did it and Obama is following suit. We have to say hey we don't want or need the federal government telling anyone what they can and cannot do. We must respect everyones rights, and it doesn't matter if you are gay or own guns or whatever we respect those rights. Come together on what we can agree on, freedom is popular! Reject the misguided tea partiers thinking, check out C4L the good guys!

    October 6, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    More free Republican advertising from CNN. Boy is this getting old.

    October 6, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  10. david

    GO RAND!!!
    The polls are so false, as usual. Rand is in control but they're using polls to try and sway opinion. Just wait and see next month when Rand is senator-elect.

    October 6, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  11. david

    ConstitutionalPatriot

    Are some people still dumb enough to believe the democrats and republicans lies? A sure sign of stupidity is an individuals partisan stance when it comes to these two parties. They are one and the same, different flavors of fascism. Two heads of the same beast, an out of control federal government that has been hijacked by the central bankers and their military industrial complex and corporate elite friends. We have to wake up people, while we bicker about the divisive social issues these two parties use to play us against each other, our constitutional rights and liberties are being stripped away. Bush did it and Obama is following suit. We have to say hey we don't want or need the federal government telling anyone what they can and cannot do. We must respect everyones rights, and it doesn't matter if you are gay or own guns or whatever we respect those rights. Come together on what we can agree on, freedom is popular! Reject the misguided tea partiers thinking, check out C4L the good guys!
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    thanks for this post. I am on here all the time trying to get people to realize the two party system is a scam.

    October 6, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  12. Lucifer

    Vote Democrat in November and in 2012 so my work may continue....

    I was around when the Kennedy's fell and I watched as they burned Bombay, pleased to meet you and your destruction is my game!

    October 6, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  13. Peter s

    Compared with the other two medias, at least Cnn is fair and balanced!

    October 6, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  14. redpens

    Tax cuts for the rich is such BS. There are many small businesses that make over $250,000 that will be hurt by the expiration of the tax cuts. All of you who complain about how they're only for the rich will also see your taxes go up. That will kill what little recovery we have going on right now. Obama and Congress have accumulated more debt from Washington to the end of Reagan's second term. BTW, have you seen that Rand Paul is still ahead in KY? Nope, guess not.

    October 6, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  15. 27 Days until Socialism dies in the United States

    Time to BRING THE HAMMER DOWN on all the Obozo rubber stampers and show the voters just what they and their clueless leader Obozo have done, all against the wishes of a majority of Americans. They CANNOT run and hide from Obozo and their record. Incumbents, send your Thank You cards to Obozo, Pelosi and Reid. Their socialist plans were more important. You are expendable.

    October 6, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |