The political battles are heating up not just nationally, but here in Colorado as well.
As we inch closer to Election Day, the Western Slope’s 3rd Congressional District race has turned into a fight over facts.
Television ads from both campaigns are generating controversy.
The campaign ad war is playing out in Colorado’s 3rd District, with doubts about whether candidates are misleading voters.
Congressman Scott Tipton’s re-election campaign is attacking Sal Pace's ad, "Real Life", saying it’s anything but.
The controversy is that the ad technically isn't real life. Pace's dad doesn't live in that house shown in the ad.
His campaign manager, Chad Obermiller, says, "Where it was shot doesn't change the facts of it."
Officials say Pace's dad didn't want his actual house in the commercial, that's why they found a stand in.
His campaign says everything else in the ad is true.
"I think the misdirection in that ad is a perfect parallel to the campaign Sal Pace is running," Michael Fortney, campaign manager for Congressman Scott Tipton, said.
Congressman Tipton is attacking his opponent, saying his voting record doesn't match up with his plan for Western Colorado.
This week the republican starting airing his first ad.
But just like the republicans cries of dishonesty towards voters, now pace is calling out Tipton on his facts.
"The votes that he talks about in that commercial are the votes that he's voted for himself two different times," Obermiller said.
Despite accusations coming from both sides, the candidate's television ads will continue to air.
The two are also running against unaffiliated candidate Tisha Casida.