UPDATE: The ad is back up, Lynn Bartels reports, after the required disclaimer was added.
Peak 1, Shaffer 0.
Congressional candidate Brandon Shaffer has been caught violating a Department of Defense legal directive…again.
In a new ad today slamming his opponent, Congressman Cory Gardner, over Gardner's fundraising, Shaffer uses a picture of himself in his Navy uniform, intending to sell himself as the more honest and ethical candidate.
Unfortunately for Shaffer's campaign, the ad violates a DoD directive that requires a disclaimer that photos of a candidate in military uniform do not imply the endorsement of the armed forces.
We pointed that out on Twitter:
— Colo Peak Politics (@COpeakpolitics) September 5, 2012
And now the ad is down.
Maybe Shaffer could learn from Congressman Mike Coffman whose new ad includes the disclaimer.