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9NEWS TRUTH TEST | New anti-Coffman ad from Giffords PAC misleads on some issues

Author: Marshall Zelinger, 9News - October 2, 2018 - Updated: October 18, 2018

Marshall Zelinger of 9News breaks down a Giffords PAC ad attacking U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman. (KUSA-9News, Denver)

An ad claiming that U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman gets more NRA money than other Colorado representatives is true about that fact, but misleads on others.

The ad from the Giffords PAC, co-founded by mass-shooting victim and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, accurately highlights the 6th District incumbent’s contributions from the National Rifle Association gun lobby. But it also misrepresents his votes on gun background checks.

It also gets wrong the number of people killed in the 2012 Aurora theater shooting.

> CLICK HERE for a 9News Truth Test of the ad.

Marshall Zelinger, 9News

Marshall Zelinger, 9News