Scott Gessler in The News
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August 30, 2012 - Colorado Public Radio
It’s a pretty sweet deal. Three men, facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines for campaign finance violations, wound up getting slapped with the equivalent of a parking ticket. But how? CPR's Megan Verlee takes us through one tale of campaign finance waivers. Then Megan talks with host Ryan Warner about how the public can use the same database she did to find this story.Read full article (Colorado Public Radio website)
Keywords: ballot initiatives, campaign finance, conflict of interest, special interest influence
March 08, 2012 - The Huffington Post
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has become a punch line. I witnessed this recently in a local restaurant.
I heard "Scott Gessler" across the room, followed by peals of laughter. No joke.
I follow the secretary of state closely because of his self-described attempts to "further the conservative agenda" and voter suppression efforts that match those of the national Republican Party.Read full article (The Huffington Post website)
Keywords: ballot initiatives, campaign finance, minority voters, special interest influence, vote suppression
January 03, 2012 - ColoradoPols
It's quite possible that this "award" could end up being permanently named for Gessler, who isn't likely to be much less of a disaster in 2012 than he was in 2011. Gessler has been WTF-awful since he was first elected in November 2010, using what has historically been a benign position to cause all sorts of unnecessary problems all across the state. Just how has Gessler erred? Let us count the ways:Read full article (ColoradoPols website)
Keywords: ballot initiatives, campaign finance, conflict of interest, inactive voters, moonlighting, vote suppression
November 18, 2011 - The Colorado Statesman
Gessler also slammed a Denver judge for remarks delivered from the bench during a hearing challenging a rule issued by his office. A pair of watchdog groups contend the rule violated the state constitution when he raised a reporting threshold for issue committee expenditures from $200 to $5,000, but Gessler said the state was forced to raise the limits by a federal court of appeals decision. Predicting a ruling against his office by Denver District Court Judge A. Bruce Jones, Gessler vowed to appeal the decision as soon as it comes down.Read full article (The Colorado Statesman website)
Keywords: ballot initiatives, campaign finance