Groups sue Gessler over campaign finance rules - Colorado Politics

Groups sue Gessler over campaign finance rules

Author: Ernest Luning - April 14, 2012 - Updated: April 14, 2012

A pair of liberal watchdog groups sued Secretary of State Scott Gessler last week claiming that an extensive overhaul of state campaign finance rules wasn’t authorized by statute or the Colorado constitution. Gessler dismissed the legal challenge as “no surprise,” saying he rewrote the rules so that state residents could participate in politics without needing […]

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.