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The Republican U.S. Senate hopeful says he knows Colorado. Apparently, though, not as well as he thinks.

Schaffer and his Democratic opponent Rep. Mark Udall (an undeclared superdelegate, by the way) released their first video ads of the campaign. The result, for Schaffer, quickly turned embarrassing.

DENVER -- Bob Schaffer's new TV ad may claim that "Colorado is my life" but bloggers have discovered that the mountains pictured in the ad are not in Colorado at all.

The Senate hopeful has had to yank his TV ad on the same day he unveiled it after it was discovered that the famous mountains pictured in the commercial aren't in Colorado but in Alaska.

The picture of the snowcapped peak is shown in the background as Schaffer touts his Colorado roots and talks about how he proposed to his wife on Pikes Peak.

But the pictured peak is not Pikes Peak but Mt. McKinley, in Alaska.

Oops ... talk about being out of touch with your state! Schaffer, by the way, was born and went to college in Ohio.

Here's the original, f'd up TV ad:

And here's a pic of the two, um, historic landmarks. Easy to get them confused. I mean, they're both so big and all:

By the way, Udall (and his brother) is a true outdoors enthusiast and knows the difference between the two mountains. He's climbed them both!

Originally posted to jeepdad on Wed May 14, 2008 at 09:02 PM PDT.

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