In today's installment of AC360°'s Political Theater, Tom Foreman is taking a close look at a new ad out from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Here’s the script for "Different," the DSCC's new ad about Colorado Republican Ken Buck's views on the 17th Amendment to the Constitution:
Narrator: "For nearly one hundred years, we the people have picked our Senators."
Narrator: "But Ken Buck proposed a radically different idea. Buck said he wanted to rewrite the Constitution to let state legislators pick our Senators instead of voters."
Narrator: "That’s right. Ken Buck actually proposed ending our right to vote for our own Senators."
Narrator: "Rewriting the constitution? Ending our right to vote? Ken Buck's just too extreme for Colorado."
Narrator: "The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising."
Take a look at the ad's claims and then render your own verdict in the comments section below. You have 4 choices: “Right on,” “It’s a stretch,” “Tall tale,” or “Big fat lie.” Be brief but please give us the evidence in support of your verdict. And two more things: CNN’s comment policy applies and be responsive to our request for help; only submit comments that will help us fact check the ad.
Earlier in Political Theater: Dueling ads in Delaware
Filed under: 360° Radar
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