Colorado Republicans plan to challenge state campaign finance law
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. 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." 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.
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- The Denver Post, "Colorado GOP to sue to lift campaign money limits," January 22, 2010
- The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, "High court overturns ban on corporate political spending," January 22, 2010 (dead link)
- ABC 7 - The Denver Channel, "Advocates Predict Challenge To Colorado Campaign Finance Law," January 21, 2010