According to a tweet by 9News‘ Kyle Clark, Jamie Giellis, a liberal Democrat running for Denver’s Mayor, sent out approximately 25,000 mailers to (presumably) Republicans in Denver claiming Republican support. The only problem is that the mailer didn’t come from a group called “Republicans for Jamie Giellis.” Such a group doesn’t exist. It came from the Giellis campaign. Awkward.
25,000 Denver Republicans received a mayoral race mailer from a group called “Republicans for Jamie Giellis.” No such group exists. It was from the @jamiefordenver campaign. A campaign finance complaint has been filed. (1st by @AndyKnny) #copolitics #9NEWS pic.twitter.com/6IfwmOTWjG
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) April 24, 2019
A campaign finance complaint already has been filed. The campaign has about a month to fix the campaign finance error. Then, again, the mayoral election is on May 7th, so it may not impact the election. The Giellis campaign said that the lack of disclaimer was a simple oversight. While Republicans are certainly nowhere near the majority in Denver, with such a crowded primary, it is clear that Giellis is looking for any advantage possible in the race.