For Immediate Release
September 12, 2018
Contact: Mitch Schwartz, 970-316-3095
Jason Crow for Congress Releases New Ad, “Veterans Agree,” Condemning Coffman’s Shameful Attacks
Aurora – First-time candidate and former Army Ranger Jason Crow today released “Veterans Agree,” a new campaign ad that condemns the barrage of false and disgraceful attacks from Mike Coffman and his allies at the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF). CLF has been shamed by local media for airing a dishonest attack ad on Crow’s service record, called “false” and “misleading” by 9News, Fox 31, CBS 4, and the Aurora Sentinel.
Nearly 40 veterans and vets advocates rallied outside Coffman’s office, demanding he call on CLF to take the ad down. Instead, Coffman went on a Twitter tirade attacking Crow’s record as a volunteer veterans advocate and shifting blame onto Crow for the VA crisis – which happened under Coffman’s own watch, as a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. In response, the Denver Post Editorial Board slammed Coffman, saying “We’ve come to expect more of Coffman over the years.”
“As a first-time candidate, I was prepared for false attacks on my record of service from Washington special interests – but attacks from a fellow veteran? That’s not the Colorado way,” said Crow. “But Mike Coffman’s 30 years in politics have changed him. He promised to stand up to Donald Trump – but then voted with him 96% of the time, and picked up his Twitter habits in the process. It’s time for new leadership that represents Colorado values, not shameful D.C. tactics.”
“Jason’s record on veterans issues speaks for itself,” said Iraq War veteran Travis Weiner. “Hundreds and hundreds of pro bono hours given, and extensive work and involvement on the state level. A misleading and despicable attack ad doesn’t change that simple reality.”
After returning from his service abroad, Crow dedicated thousands of hours to serving veterans in Colorado – becoming the volunteer lawyer of the year for his pro-bono work. He has mentored veterans personally, advocated for measures to address substance abuse issues, and received the United Veterans Committee of Colorado’s Outstanding Service Award for his work bringing the new VA Medical Center to Aurora.
Colorado media and veterans agree: Mike Coffman’s false attacks on former Army Ranger Jason Crow:
[Anchor] “Politics at its worst.”
[Anchor] “To say he failed to advocate for veterans is simply false. Crow is not only a combat veteran himself – he was awarded a Bronze Star for heroic service.”
Mike Coffman: voting with Trump 96% of the time, now attacking a decorated veteran.
[Anchor] “If this is the best they’ve got, shame on them.”
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