Friday, September 28, 2012
CONTACT: Joanne Schwartz, Executive Director, 303-991-1900

DENVER: Learning today of a new attack ad from Republican Joe Coors, Jr. attacking Congressman Ed Perlmutter, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, offered the following statement:

“Joe Coors, Jr. has taken the race for Colorado’s Seventh District to a new ethical low,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Joanne Schwartz. “Not only does Coors’ latest ad falsely imply that Perlmutter profited from federal energy loans, it also attempts to blame Ed Perlmutter for lobbying done by his ex-wife Deana Perlmutter long after their divorce. Using his former spouse’s position to attack him for work she did after they separated is the worst kind of dishonest politics.”

“ProgressNow Colorado calls on Joe Coors to immediately take down this deceptive ad,” said Schwartz. “The people of Colorado’s Seventh District deserve better than these lies.”