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:

@apkristenwyatt The @shaffer4co ad violates the DOD directive about implying military endorsement. Needs legal disclaimer. #COpolitics

— 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.