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Tag Archives: dark money

A bill to close a dark-money loophole dies in Colorado

Mystery fliers about candidates in elections that don’t say who paid for them will still be allowed in Colorado after a law supporters said would […]...

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April 27, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Judge says ex-Congressman Bob Beauprez’s group must pay $17,000 in campaign finance fines

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, who ran for governor in 2014, should have registered a nonprofit as a political committee, a judge ruled. The […]...

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April 26, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Top Stories

In Colorado, lawmakers clash over a dark money loophole

During Colorado’s November legislative elections, mysterious fliers fluttered around the districts in some of the state’s most hotly contested races. The anonymous glossy fliers lacked the […]...

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April 13, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

A dark money lawsuit, a colorful cast of characters, and Colorado’s citizen campaign finance cop

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A former GOP congressman, a Koch-connected talk radio host, a pastor who once conducted an exorcism of […]...

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April 4, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Mysterious dark-money fliers target highly contested Colorado House and Senate races

Anonymous fliers are targeting candidates in the suburban battlegrounds of hotly contested Colorado House and Senate races — a tactic political observers say is a […]...

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October 5, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Dark money: Who’s trying to influence your vote?

Dark Money: Its hard to trace, but its present at every level of politics – particularly in swing states like Colorado. In this election year, […]...

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February 26, 2016 Events

Wiretap: Hillary Clinton apologizes for email fiasco, but not dark money

Apologies made It took a while — a long, long while — but Hillary Clinton finally got to an I’m-sorry-for-the-email-fiasco in an interview with ABC […]...

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September 9, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Thomas Paine: Dark money operative?

Read websites railing against disclosure, and you might come away thinking there's no difference between Tom Paine’s anonymous pamphlets urging armed revolution and anonymous corporate-funded TV ads attacking political candidates. ...

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March 13, 2015 The Blogs

Ethics group asks FEC for dark money disclosure

  Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan filed a suit Wednesday alleging that the Federal Elections Commission […]...

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August 21, 2014 Just In

Gardner championed obvious dark-money group in IRS probe

Citizen Awareness Project is a textbook dark money group. Shortly after it was founded in 2012, it threw more than $1 million of anonymous cash into campaigns against Democrats and Democratic causes in Colorado....

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June 23, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

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As GOP El Paso County Commissioners redraw their own district lines, progressive activists have a message: We’re watching

Democrats in Colorado’s heaviest Republican county are ringing alarm bells as a board of five GOP public officials sets out to redraw their own district […]

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