Watchdog groups Colorado Ethics Watch and Colorado Common Cause have filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Secretary of State Scott Gessler, alleging that his rule-making has illegally weakened campaign finance law.
These aren't the first such allegations. Last year, Gessler was forced to respond after a similar complaint led to a court order. He withdrew another rule that would have loosened regulations, after Ethics Watch filed suit. Gessler's latest rewrite of election laws, effective March 7, greatly reduced regulations on groups that fund campaigns.