Colorado Republicans plan to challenge state campaign finance law

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January 22, 2010

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DENVER, Colorado: Hours following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that stated that current limits on corporate and labor union contributions are unconstitutional, a Colorado law firm announced that they will represent the state's Republican Party in a challenge of the state's campaign finance law.[1][2] Specifically, campaign finance challenges are expected to include the 2002 ballot measure, also known as Amendment 27, that banned direct corporate or union expenditures in Colorado. Jenny Flanagan, executive director of Colorado Common Cause (dead link), a major sponsor of the measure, said that the challenge was expected and it is "likely to succeed on some -- but not all -- fronts."[3] Additionally, according to Ryan Call an attorney with Hale-Friesen, the firm that will represent Colorado Republicans, the challenge may also include the Colorado law that limits donations to state legislative candidates by individuals and PACs to $400.[1]

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Approveda Colorado Campaign Finance, Amendment 27 (2002)