Outrage over Obama photo in political ad

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Families of the victims in the 2012 Aurora shooting are unhappy with a conservative non-profit's insensitive ad -- and they managed to do something about it.

The Koch-backed group 'Americans For Prosperity' released a video attacking Colorado Senator Mark Udall in the upcoming November race.

But the original photo used to point out his support of Obamacare is a photoshopped image from a hospital visit Obama and Udall made to victims from the tragic shooting that
left 12 people dead and 58 injured.

The victims' family members called the use of the photo an utter disgrace, and added:

'To insinuate the somber expressions were for anything other than their compassionate response to our heartbreak is beyond unconscionable. Americans For Prosperity is exploiting our tragedy for political gain and this ad should be pulled from the air immediately. We hope Colorado television stations will exercise sound judgment and not air this ad until AFP removes the image.'

Americans For Prosperity said the image was a quote, 'unfortunate oversight' and quickly added another in its place.

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President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Showing solidarity with Japan, Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
US President Barack Obama (2nd L) bows to Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO (R), an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, as he tours the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014. Obama earlier vowed to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its 'dangerous' nuclear programme. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 24: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) watches Honda Motor Co humanoid robot ASIMO (1st R) hops with the Miraikan (national museum for emerging science and innovation) chief executive dierector Mamoru Mohri (3rd R) on April 24, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. President is on an Asian tour where he is due to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Philippines. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (L) stops a football that was kicked to him by humanoid robot ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, as he tours the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014. Obama earlier vowed to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its 'dangerous' nuclear programme. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama kicks a ball passed to him by a robot namesd ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, as he attends a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. At right is Japanese astronaut Mamoru Mohri, and director of the Museum. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
US President Barack Obama (2nd L) talks to chief executive director of the Miraikan Museum, Mamoru Mohri (2nd R), about Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO (R), an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, as student Nao Yamamoto (L) and student Iida Satoru (3rd L) look on, as he tours the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014. Obama earlier vowed to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its 'dangerous' nuclear programme. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (C) positions a football as he talks with Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO (R), an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, student Nao Yamamoto (L), student Iida Satoru (2nd L) and chief executive director of the Miraikan Museum, Mamoru Mohri (2nd R), as he tours the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014. Obama earlier vowed to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its 'dangerous' nuclear programme. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama walks with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, Obama will seek to convince Japan’s leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. The ominous standoff between Ukraine and Russia threatens to overshadow Obama’s four-country Asia swing. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Obama said Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Japanese Emperor Akihito stands to speak as President Barack Obama, center, and Empress Michiko are seated during a state dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama signs a prayer tablet to place on the Votive Tree as he tours the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Junko Kimura-Matsumoto, Pool)
U.S. President Barack Obama, center, reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the doorway of Air Force One upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Obama is in Japan for a three-day state visit. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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