Judge to rule on Gessler's campaign finance rules

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- A judge says he will rule within a week whether campaign finance rules enacted by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler are lawful.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/Rm5en4 ) Denver District Judge J. Eric Elliff heard testimony Friday about the rules that took effect March 7. The changes limit some campaign-finance fines and raise the cap on donations to certain political groups before they have to report to the state.

Groups Colorado Ethics Watch and Colorado Common Cause in their challenge say the rules limit what voters know about who's donating to political groups, along with how much money is being donated, and what it's being spent on.

Gessler argues that several laws would be deemed unconstitutional if he loses the case, which will result in less campaign finance transparency.

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