Rocky reported on ad "exposing" agribusiness PAC contributions to Salazar, ignored Allard's much greater receipts
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Reporting on a television commercial that "targets" Colorado U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, the Rocky Mountain News noted a health watchdog group's assertion that Salazar ranked 17th on its list for receiving campaign contributions from agribusiness interests from 2000 to 2006. But only the 21 members of the Senate Agriculture Committee were on the list; the News did not note that Salazar ranked 71st among all U.S. senators who received donations. Additionally, the News failed to mention that Republican U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard received $255,949 in such contributions compared with Salazar's "nearly $32,000."