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  Candidate misidentifies Mount McKinley as Pikes Peak
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News DateThursday, May 15, 2008 01:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionColorado may be Bob Schaffer's life, but a refresher course on the state's landmarks couldn't hurt.

Pikes Peak, for instance.

The Republican U.S. Senate candidate on Wednesday unveiled his first television ad, with the theme "Colorado is my life."

"I proposed to my wife, Maureen, on top of Pikes Peak," Schaffer says in the ad, gesturing behind him as the couple's picture appears with a snow-covered mountain in the background.

The mountain pictured in the ad, though, isn't Pikes Peak; it's Mount McKinley in Alaska.

The Colorado Democratic Party and Progress-NowAction, a liberal advocacy group, were quick to jump on the mistake, sending news releases noting that apparently all mountains look alike to Ohio natives like Schaffer.

Both news releases ridiculing Schaffer misspelled Pikes Peak as "Pike's Peak."

Udall also launched his first TV spot Wednesday - on his energy policy - and did not misidentify any Colorado landmarks.
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