In Miklosi's latest commercial, we never hear claims from the candidate himself. We just hear from people with some very bold statements about Mike Coffman.
CLAIM: Coffman voted to end Medicare costing $6,400 more each year.
Coffman did not vote to end Medicare. He voted to change some aspects of it. We'll label the first statement as false.
That plan says in 2022, seniors would participate in a "premium support" system. Some people call these vouchers.
People would get a fixed amount of money to pay for private health insurance, or keep their current Medicare coverage
The claim it could raise costs for seniors by $6,400 a year is only "half-true."
It's based on outdated research and is unproven, especially if the insurance system changes over the next ten years.
CLAIM: Coffman would limit access to birth control.
We'll label this as half-true. Coffman has supported Colorado's personhood amendment in the past. But it's not on the ballot this year.
If it was, Coffman has said he would not take a position on it. As for whether the personhood amendment could limit some types of birth control.
Coffman's spokesman has said Coffman has not talked about limiting birth control.
CLAIM: Coffman would outlaw all abortion, even in the cases of rape and incest.
This is false.
While Coffmans is opposed to abortion in cases of rape and incest, he would not outlaw all abortion.
He has publicly stated he would allow abortion to protect the life of the mother.
CLAIM: Coffman accused the President of not being an American.
This is misleading.
It takes a story 9NEWS broke this spring and stretches the truth.
Coffman accused the president of not being an American in his heart. He's never said President Obama is not a U.S. citizen.
The bottom line: Miklosi is making some very strong claims against Mike Coffman. The majority of those claims are false and misleading.