VIDEO: DNC launches Spanish language TV ad in Denver

The Democratic National Committee announced today it is launching a Spanish-language television ad in the Denver market in support of President Obama’s jobs bill.

Translated to English, the ad says:

President Obama’s plan puts Colorado to work…

Teachers in classrooms.

Jobs in construction.

And money in the pockets of working families.

But Republicans say NO, they would rather politically hurt President Obama than fight for Colorado jobs.

Congress, no more delays. Pass the plan.

The ads will air on KDEN, KCEC and KETD.

“We are happy to see the DNC continue to focus on this key Colorado demographic,” said Matt Inzeo, spokesperson for the Colorado Democratic Party.

“Latinos came out big for Obama in Colorado in 2008. They were the difference for Senator Bennet in 2010. That the DNC is already focusing on this group is huge. The DNC is reaching out on an issue that is huge for Colorado. Everyone is concerned about jobs. Jobs and the economy are front of mind. The jobs bill contains ideas that Republicans have supported in the past. President Obama is engaged in trying to create jobs but we just see the same old games from Washington Republicans,” Inzeo said.

Republicans were less kind.

“President Obama’s so-called jobs bill is nothing more than a rehash of the same failed economic policies that have left Hispanics suffering from disproportionately high unemployment and 70,000 more Coloradans out of work since he took office. President Obama couldn’t even muster up enough support in the Democrat controlled Senate to pass his bill, so this latest DNC attack ad seems to be nothing more than a pathetic attempt to distract from his failure to put Coloradans back to work,” said Republican National Committee spokesman Ryan Mahoney by email.

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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