Ethics Watch in the News
November 03, 2014

Mountain GOP candidates dogged by ethics and Internet challenges

 
Conservative Republicans running for the state legislature in mountain districts have faced an array of ethical and technical difficulties this campaign season, including judgment calls glitches that may have violated Colorado’s Fair Campaign Practices Act.

Senate District 5 hopeful and Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes says he doesn’t think he broke any election laws when he gathered a group of campaign volunteers to sort mailers in the town hall late last month.

If you still haven’t turned in your ballot, do so, but first consider some facts

RealVail.com ( David O. Williams) A Republican friend of mine whom I consider a moderate voice of reason on some issues and a complete crackpot on others took the time the other day to scold me for the lack of motivation of my fellow Democrats this midterm election, as if that’s somehow my responsibility. Read More ›

Ethics group files complaint against GOP state Senate candidate

The Daily Sentinel (Charles Ashby) The left-leaning group Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint Monday against Republican Don Suppes over his use of the Orchard City Town Hall to work on his campaign. Read More ›

Colorado campaign contributions at county level hefty for some

Kieran Nicholson (Denver Post) - A handful of candidates running for office at the county level this election year are receiving big donations from individual donors, some as high as $40,000. Read More ›

Bench bias

Boulder Weekly (Caitlin Rockett) Colorado is only one of six states that provides voters with information about judges standing for retention, but some worry that implicit bias may exist within the state’s judicial evaluation process Read More ›

Citizens United: Who Are These Guys?

The Huffington Post Denver (Luis Toro) Citizens United has been in Colorado news a lot lately. Read More ›

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners files lawsuit in campaign donor dispute

The Greeley Tribune (James Redmond) Windsor-based Second Amendment lobby Rocky Mountain Gun Owners has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in Denver in an attempt keep private donor records related to a mailer sent out before this year’s primary election. Read More ›

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