Anti-Ward Connerly TV spot debuts in Colorado
With less than six weeks until voters are asked to weigh in on the controversial Amendment 46 to end affirmative action in Colorado, a Washington, D.C., group has joined the fray.
The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, a progressive organization that investigates conservative ballot measures, has released a TV ad in Colorado and Nebraska. The spot slams Ward Connerly, the California businessman behind the anti-affirmative action initiatives in both states. Connerly had tried to launch similar projects in three other states this year, but failed to get them onto the ballots.
Connerly, who is black, is described as a “fraud” in the ad, which says that he used his race to secure government contracts, even as he hopes to end similar programs. The ad also details Connerly’s use of his two non-profits to glean over $7 million for himself.
The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center also went live with a web page devoted to Connerly’s dealings today.
Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.
Colorado is a great state for raising women to elected office, but they only rise so far. It’s a problem we have yet to address.Read More
Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.Read More