Another Campaign Finance “Triple Play” from Campaign Integrity Watchdog?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The hits just keep on coming. Baseball season may be over, but the triple plays are not. At bat this time for a trio of campaign finance complaints are sitting State Representatives Brittney Pettersen (HD28), Joe Salazar (HD31), and Dave Young (HD50).
All three legislators failed to accurately report contributions from business special interest donors.
“Our legislators need to be held to a higher standard, not a lower one,” said Matt Arnold, Director of Campaign Integrity Watchdog.
Mr. Arnold continued, “The ‘rules for thee, but not for me’ mentality of too many in government office does not sit well with Coloradoans. We believe in the rule of law, the foundation of which is fair and equal application of that law to all, especially the law makers.”
Campaign Integrity Watchdog is a non-partisan organization who has taken both sitting legislators and candidates to task on both sides of the aisle. Earlier this year, CIW won a nearly $10,000 judgment against an organization formed by Republican State Representative Bob Gardner, who also defended (and lost) the case in court. CIW also forced two Democratic legislative candidates and a sitting State Senator to amend their reports or return their contributions illegally accepted from lobbyists during the legislative session.
Court dates are forthcoming on these complaints.
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