Did another Colorado political campaign use the wrong mountains?

DENVER - Did it happen again? A Colorado political campaign may have used the wrong mountains in the logo for a candidate for office.

Tuesday morning, the campaign for Bob Beauprez for Governor sent out a news release with the headline Beauprez Launches Campaign for Governor.

The logo featured a mountain background with four, very pointed mountain peaks.

When 7NEWS questioned the campaign about where the mountains were, we were told it was "illustrated mountains."

When 7NEWS pointed out that the mountains resembled the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, the campaign official once again stressed that it was just an artist's interpretation of mountains.

However, minutes later, the mountains were removed from the logo.

When asked about the logo change the campaign responded, "Today is about the future of Colorado and Bob's vision for Colorado. It didn't seem relevant to get pulled into a debate about logos when we should really be talking about our economy and education."

-- Wrong mountains used before

If the campaign used the wrong mountains, it wouldn't be the first time a Colorado campaign has used the wrong mountains.

In 2008, Bob Schaffer was running for the Senate using a TV ad that claimed "Colorado is my life."

As Schaffer touted his Colorado roots and talked about how he proposed to his wife on Pikes Peak, the ad showed a photo of Mount McKinley, in Alaska, not Pikes Peak.

In 2009, Fox News reported that when Republican Scott McInnis was running for governor, his website showed a picture from the Canadian Rockies with the question "What do you want for the future of Colorado?"

The picture was replaced with a photo of the Flatirons rock formations west of Boulder.

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