Category: Contributions

Denver Democratic Party chairman claims election mailer implies party endorsement in school board race

Outside groups seeking to influence school board races in the Denver-metro area continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars at a steady clip, new records show. Political committees linked to education reform advocates and teachers unions spent nearly $600,000 between Oct. 12 and Oct. 31 in Denver, Aurora and Douglas County school board races. […]

ELEC Alleges Baraka Violated Campaign Finance Laws |

Ras Baraka. Max Pizarro for Observer A state watchdog agency accused Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Wednesday of failing to comply with a host of campaign finance regulations, involving more than $361,000 in political contributions. The Election Law Enforcement Commission, the state agency that monitors fundraising and election spending, filed a complaint claiming that Baraka’s […]

Art Wittich and Montana Supreme Court

Phil Drake, Published 3:53 p.m. MT Nov. 1, 2017 Art Wittich(Photo: Courtesy) HELENA —  A former lawmaker from Bozeman said Wednesday he would “vigorously” defend a charge filed by the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel for professional misconduct resulting from violations of Montana’s campaign disclosure rules during his 2010 run for office. In a […]

Three donors behind PAC targeting Casper

A political action committee purported to represent a number of concerned Idaho Falls businessmen has seen almost all of its contributions come from companies run by three well-known area business owners. Campaign finance documents filed by the Businesses for Growth PAC, which has targeted Mayor Rebecca Casper by taking out advertising encouraging voters to support […]