Trailhead Gets Subpoenaed

There’s more trouble for Trailhead. The embattled 527 organization, now facing both federal and state campaign finance complaints, was subpoenaed by a reported Democratic “activist” yesterday. From the Rocky Mountain News:

A Democratic activist served subpoenas Tuesday against gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez’s campaign, a political group, a political consulting firm and the state Republican Party in his bid to prove illegal campaign coordination between the political allies.

The subpoenas – approved by an administrative law judge – stem from a Sept. 15 complaint filed with the Secretary of State’s office by Boulder activist Aaron Fink accusing Beauprez, the Colorado Republican Committee and the Trailhead Group of violating campaign finance laws.

The article also states that if a judge finds Trailhead guilty it could mean a penalty of two to five times the amount of the disputed contribution.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at