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December 17, 2012

Scott Gessler: Legislators ask state to take first step in potential spending audit

Secretary of State Scott Gessler is facing criminal and ethics investigations into his alleged misuse of public dollars.

Now, he could face an additional review from the state auditor's office, with legislators yesterday approving the first step of the process.

Back in October, Colorado Ethics Watch, an advocacy group that has closely scrutinized Gessler, a Republican, accused the Secretary of State of breaking the law when he spent public dollars on a trip to Florida. While there, he attended a Republican National Lawyers Association election law training and the Republican National Convention in Tampa to support Mitt Romney.