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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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)
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)
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