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CO Editorial Blasts Dem AG Candidate for ‘Shaming a Young Person Doing His Job’

The Colorado Springs Gazette's editorial board spoke out on the unprofessional behavior of Colorado attorney general candidate, Phil Weiser.

By NTK Staff | 08.17.2018 @1:00pm
CO Editorial Blasts Dem AG Candidate for ‘Shaming a Young Person Doing His Job’

This week, the campaign of a man who wants to be attorney general of the state of Colorado attacked a young political staffer for recording his public campaign events. The candidate, Phil Weiser, offered no better than a half-hearted apology, leading the Colorado Springs Gazette editorial board to speak out on Thursday.

“Like all trackers, ‘Pat’ carries a camera and records stump events,” the editorial board wrote. “Weiser’s campaign made it personal this week, publicly ridiculing the tracker for his size.”

The editorial board went on to suggest that Weiser’s ‘apology’ was not enough.

Weiser later tweeted from his personal account: “I am strongly against mocking someone’s appearance. I also oppose the intimidation of someone hovering and filming when having a conversation with citizens in Alamosa or Ordway. That happened. But what’s worse is that the filming is to generate misleading attack ads.”

This falls short of the apology Weiser should extend to Pat. Trackers will always be part of political campaigns, and it is never good to cross them.

Campaign season has barely begun. It gets fast and furious the day after Labor Day. Candidates from both parties should focus on substantive topics and be careful with Twitter.

The incident, though, and the latest editorial may lead Colorado voters to question whether they want a character like Weiser representing them in one of the highest-ranking positions in the state.

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