Denver, CO – Following President Biden’s designation of Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument in Colorado, the president’s first national monument designation, LCV Victory Fund today announced a new ad in support of Senator Michael Bennet in the Colorado Senate race, “Wins, Loses.”
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The new ad commends Senator Bennet for working across party lines to protect historic Camp Hale and push for hundreds of thousands of additional public lands to be protected through the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) Act. Bennet’s Republican opponent Joe O’Dea opposes the CORE Act and has said he wants to expand oil and gas drilling on public lands. O’Dea is a member of LCV Victory Fund’s 2022 Dirty Dozen list of the worst anti-environment candidates this cycle.
The new ad will run on digital platforms in Colorado beginning today.
“Coloradans have a choice between their hardworking, pro-environment Senator Michael Bennet who made sure President Biden’s first national monument declaration of his presidency was right here in Colorado – and extreme MAGA Republican Joe O’Dea who outright opposes public lands protections and wants to see more dirty, dangerous oil and gas leasing in the Centennial State,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Victory Fund SVP of Campaigns. “The choice could not be more clear. We have Senator Michael Bennet to thank for the new Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument and we need to send him back to Washington this fall.”
In addition to the Camp Hale ad, LCV Victory Fund also announced two new anti-O’Dea TV spots this week, totaling over $1.3 million in spending so far, and continues to target a subset of Colorado climate voters with pro-Bennet digital ads and direct mail as part of LCV Victory Fund and Climate Power Action’s ‘Climate Voters Mobilization’ program.
Full script of the new ad is below.
When businesses and recreation groups
Sportsmen, veterans, and conservationists all work together
Senator Michael Bennet helped cut through gridlock in Washington
To protect historic Camp Hale
And thousands of acres of public lands for generations of Coloradans to enjoy
But Joe O’Dea opposes the plan
And says he’d open up Colorado public lands to the oil and gas industry
He thinks they know better than us
If O’Dea wins, Colorado loses
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