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Tag Archives: FEC

US Supreme Court to Colorado think tank: Disclose your donors or don’t run these ads

  The nation’s highest court on Monday upheld a lower court’s money-in-politics ruling in a case out of Colorado that requires groups to disclose who […]...

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February 28, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Wiretap: FEC head: Dysfunction reigns, election rules won’t be enforced

Election defection The head of the Federal Election Commission bears bad news: “The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim,” Ann M. Ravel, the […]...

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May 4, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

Democrat takes fundraising lead in Colorado Springs

  IN the deeply red 5th congressional district, it’s Democratic challenger Irv Halter who has the fundraising edge over Republican incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn. New FEC […]...

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July 17, 2014 The Mix

Udall sponsors campaign finance transparency bill ahead of big-money race

U.S. Senator Mark Udall has signed on as sponsor for the DISCLOSE Act, even as he is engaged in a pricey race against Republican upstart Congressman Cory Gardner that could decide the balance of the nation's now-Democrat-controlled upper legislative chamber....

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June 25, 2014 Politics

Documents suggest Rove, Norquist groups played beyond campaign finance limits

On its 2012 tax return, GOP strategist Karl Rove's dark money behemoth Crossroads GPS justified its status as a tax-exempt social welfare group in part by citing its grants of $35 million to other similarly aligned nonprofits....

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November 25, 2013 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
Bennet calls for greater transparency in election spending

Bennet calls for greater transparency in election spending

Voters deserve to know who is paying for political advertisements, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and 10 other senators wrote Tuesday in a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). ...

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February 22, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
FEC asked to investigate Perry campaign

FEC asked to investigate Perry campaign

Campaign watchdog groups are asking the Federal Election Commission to investigate Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s campaign committee, web site (RickPerry.org) and pro-Perry Super PAC “Make Us Great Again” for possible violations of campaign finance law....

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December 19, 2011 Center Well, Politics
Gardner nets $370,000 in third quarter, leans heavily again on oil and gas

Gardner nets $370,000 in third quarter, leans heavily again on oil and gas

Still more than a year from Election Day, Colorado Fourth District Republican Congressman Cory Gardner today reported to the Federal Election Commission that he hauled down a whopping $371,312 over the last three months. That tops his second-quarter take...

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October 14, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Citizens United case continues its march to thwart campaign finance restrictions

Campaign finance spending will exceed $6 billion this year, and one man deserves a fair amount of the credit — election lawyer James Bopp, architect of the infamous Citizens United Supreme Court case and ideological crusader against state-based campaign finance...

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October 6, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
<em>Citizens United</em> gets the <em>Story of Stuff</em> treatment

Citizens United gets the Story of Stuff treatment

With her 20 minute "Story of Stuff" web-video, Annie Leonard explained some of the downside of consumerism to a lot of Americans. Now with her "Story of Citizens United" video, she explains why she and many others believe the corporate...

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March 3, 2011 Politics, Top Stories

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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