The Republican Governors Association is out with a new ad this week slamming Hickenlooper on his decision to infinitely delay the execution of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap. The RGA highlights the decision by quoting a victim’s father, who calls the move cowardly.
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Hickenlooper officially come out in opposition to the death penalty this summer, saying that concerns about its cost and efficacy changed his mind about the policy.
The RGA has taken a major interest in the race between the incumbent Democratic Governor and his opponent, former Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez, having already raised $5 million and spent $2.9 million on the race. Last month RGA chairman Chris Christie was in town stumping for Beauprez and the group also produced an ad criticizing Hickenlooper’s leadership and featuring a now-famous game of pool between Hickenlooper and President Obama.
[Picture of Hickenlooper by Jason Karsh]