DENVER (CBS4)– One of the biggest challenges for any candidate in a statewide race is name recognition.

Most of this year’s gubernatorial candidates on the Republican side have not held statewide office. That includes Victor Mitchell.

He loaned his campaign $3 million and is spending much of it on TV ads to get his name out there and tout his conservative credentials.

Shaun Boyd gives one of his ads a Reality Check.

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Boyd’s sources for this Reality Check are as follows: