Perlmutter’s first TV ad exhibits Hickenlooperian folksy charm

You may not always be in the mood to talk to a politician when you’re grabbing dinner, a few donuts or whatever it is that brought you to the grocery store. No worries. Divert your eyes. Walk on by. No hard feelings.

U.S.Rep. Ed Perlmutter launches his first television ad today. The ad shows the 7th District Democratic congressman sitting at a folding table at a local grocery store, chatting with whoever walks up.

Perlmutter has held more than 50 of these meetings since taking office in 2007

“From credit card company abuses to foreign policy and new energy efficiency ideas to help for small businesses, I’ve listened to my neighbors and constituents talk about the real issues they face every day. And I’ve taken action. From these meetings, I helped Big Papa’s Barbecue get the loan they needed to expand and hire 40 new workers, and I got ideas for legislation to stop credit card companies from abusive practices and to help improve energy efficiency practices in housing. These sessions give me a chance to meet with people in their setting and listen,” said Perlmutter in a press release.

Perlmutter is being challenged by Republican Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier.

The ad:

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Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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