Political attack ads are damaging American democracy, Hickenlooper tells business leaders

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper blames political attack ads for much of the divisiveness and apathy in American politics today.

The Democrat and former businessman spoke this week at Converge17, a conference for corporate ethics and compliance executives at the Westin Denver Downtown.

Hickenlooper described negative campaign ads as a back-and-forth that wins elections but leaves candidates’ supporters angry, the rest of the public turned off and the country’s political process damaged.

“Attack ads, they work but are a cancer,” he said.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2xi3ZN1

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