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This isn’t the Trump whistleblower’s first toot

  The Internet is buzzing this morning over a blog post from a woman claiming to be a former strategist for presidential candidate Donald Trump...

Facade of Democratic support for redistricting initiative crumbles

An effort to change how congressional districts are drawn in Colorado has raised accusations from Democrats that Republicans are trying to disempower voters of color...

Gessler Taps Auditor to Examine Spending at Heart of Ethics Complaint

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler appears to have had himself audited. In a witness list he sent Tuesday to the parties involved in an investigation of his discretionary spending last year, Gessler included the name of accountant Kevin Collins.

Complaint filed against SOS Scott Gessler

Colorado Common Cause and Colorado Ethics Watch on Thursday filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Secretary of State Scott Gessler that claims Gessler unlawfully weakened Colorado campaign finance laws through the Secretary of State’s rulemaking process.

Sec of State Gessler draws fire from watchdogs in latest chapter...

In the face of criticism that he is improperly meddling in a campaign finance case on behalf of a former private-practice client, Secretary of State Scott Gessler says he doesn't believe Coloradans should have to hire lawyers to steer clear of penalties when they simply want to participate in the political process.

Secretary of State Gessler’s plan to moonlight as private attorney sounds...

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is no stranger to political controversy. He has represented a long line of conservative advocacy and attack groups and in that role has become the public face of partisan causes. Indeed, his name and the law firm he founded virtually stand for a branch of Colorado politics that seeks to limit government restrictions on and oversight of campaign financing. He has done battle repeatedly with laws the secretary of state is charged to enforce and now he is secretary of state. His election victory put government watchdog groups on high alert. News coming today, a little more than a week since he was sworn into office, that Gessler plans to keep working part-time as an attorney for his former firm even while serving as secretary of state has set conflict-of-interest alarm bells ringing in watchdog offices.

Buescher joins AG’s office, will provide legal advice to SOS Gessler

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he has appointed former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher as deputy attorney general overseeing the Colorado Department of Law’s State Services Section.

Ex-SOS Buescher tells Dems campaign finance system ‘completely broken’

Former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher told a roomful of Garfield County Democrats Monday during their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dinner that campaign finance disclosure in America is “completely, irretrievably broken,” according to the Aspen Times.

Curry still has a pulse in state House District 61 race

Independent state lawmaker Kathleen Curry, a rare write-in incumbent, is still hopeful she won’t have to give up her seat in the state House...

Stapleton tops Kennedy; Gessler beats Buescher; Suthers downs Garnett

9News late Tuesday night called the Colorado treasurer race for Republican challenger and political newcomer Walker Stapleton by 52 to 48 percent margin over...
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