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.
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]