Windels’ CORA Came From GOP Activist With Ties to Former Opponent
When a Web site posted an inflammatory e-mail sent by Democrat Rep. Michael Merrifield last week, documents show it was obtained through a public records request.
It was filed against Sen. Sue Windels by a local attorney named Richard W. Daily, on behalf of the Web site Face The State, which Daily reportedly called a “a brand new news organization….”The site is registered to Brad Jones, a Republican operative and former associate of the conservative Independence Institute.
The request was delivered in February by hand, and demanded that Windels’ office release all media (from e-mails to cover letters) regarding communications between the senator and numerous education entities such as the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Association of School Board Executives.
Also included were communications between Windels and anyone employed by the General Assembly.
According to a Legislative Legal Services employee, Daily told them:
Colorado Media Matters also reports that Jones worked with Jessica Peck Corry, a former opponent to Windels in the 2004 Senate races:
Windels defeated Corry in the 2004 state Senate District 19 race, winning 31,200 votes to Corry’s 26,905 votes.
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