THE DENVER POST |
Mike Coffman is out with his first radio ad, and it’s a doozy, alleging an “odor of corruption” around opponent Morgan Carroll’s tenure as a state senator and personal injury lawyer. Carroll, a Democrat, is challenging Coffman in the 6th Congressional District.
The campaign is shelling out $45,000 for air the ad.
“For months, Morgan Carroll has gone to pains to hide the fact that she is a personal injury lawyer,” Coffman campaign spokeswoman Cinamon Watson said. “The voters have a right to know that Morgan Carroll the personal injury lawyer unduly influenced the official behavior of Morgan Carroll the state senator. While moonlighting for some of Colorado’s most notorious law firms, Morgan Carroll also voted time and time again with the trial lawyers at the expense of doctors, nurses and small businesses.”
“The two-pronged strategy includes both radio and digital advertising to deliver a message that lays out the facts on Morgan Carroll’s background. Watson continued, “These ads lay out the facts for voters. One thing we know for sure is Washington, D.C. doesn’t need another trial lawyer.”
Carroll, a former state representative and state senator, works for Bachus and Schanker, which bills itself as “Colorado’s Injury Law Firm.” Before that she worked for The Sawaya Law Firm for a year during 2011 and 2012, after 20 years with Bradley & Carroll.
Carroll’s campaign responded, and provided a comment from a supporter and law client.
“Mike Coffman is attacking people with disabilities like Linda Salyers whom Morgan has spent her career fighting for,” said campaign manager Jennifer Donovan. “Morgan has never personally benefited or profited from any bill — ever. But facts don’t matter to Mike Coffman and Donald Trump. Unfortunately, this is the type of gutter politics that can be expected from a man who lacks the moral courage to denounce Donald Trump even after he mocked people with disabilities. This whole thing wreaks of desperation, and quite frankly, it says a lot about Mike Coffman’s character.”
Salyers, a Highlands Ranch, resident stated:
“If Morgan Carroll hadn’t stood up for me I would not have received adequate medical care, I would have been lost in the system and my children would not have the life they have today because I would have been completely dependent on them. It’s shameful that Mike Coffman and Donald Trump attack people with disabilities and the people who help them instead of helping us.”
The 6th Congressional District wraps around the east metro Denver region, including Aurora.
Coffman’s ad states:
“Morgan Carroll is a state senator… and also a personal injury lawyer.
“Now here’s the problem. Morgan Carroll the state senator has done everything in her power to make it easier for Morgan Carroll the personal injury lawyer to sue people. Good people too. Doctors, small businesses, even nurses. Using her position in the State Senate to line her own pockets.
“Search for yourself: Morgan Carroll, state senator… and Morgan Carroll, personal injury lawyer… it’s all there. Conflicts of interest. An odor of corruption. And with Carroll’s history working for some of the most notorious law firms in the state – that should scare us all.
“Morgan Carroll, state senator. and Morgan Carroll, personal injury lawyer — either way, she’s just another politician we can’t trust. Even a simple web search tells us that.”