Usually, when the words Republican and Chevrolet Volt go together, it has something to do with hating on General Motor's most controversial car. Like this or this or this.
But take a look at Colorado Republican congressional candidate Joe Coors' campaign commercial, which was actually filmed inside his Chevrolet Volt and is full of praise for the car. "I bet you don't know many Republicans who drive hybrid cars," he says in the ad. The Volt's a plug-in hybrid, but we get the idea. Coors also says he's always been a "car nut," and 30 years ago tried to build an electric car in his garage. He's into alternative energy, domestic oil and natural gas production and lowering energy costs while reducing dependence on foreign oil. Click below to watch the video.
Denver Post columnist Lynn Bartels says she's been asked several times since the ad came out what Coors actually drives. Yes, he drives a 2012 Volt, she says, even though he could be driving a luxury car worth much more, what with his $2 million a year from family trusts and all.
Coors is going after the seventh district Congressional seat held by Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter. Local residents think Coors bought the car to look good on energy issues, but he does seem to love the car. According to Bartels, the Democratic tracker who has been following Coors around has plenty of video of Coors getting in and out of the Volt. So, if he's putting on a show, then he's doing it the method acting way.