Campaign charge dropped in Craig council race

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Craig, Colo. (AP) - Craig city prosecutors have dismissed a charge that an unsuccessful city council candidate spent too much money on his campaign.

Francisco Reina's campaign report showed he spent about $1,500 of his own money, three times the limit set by the city charter.

The citation was dismissed Wednesday, two days after the American Civil Liberties Union sued the city in Moffat County District Court, alleging the spending limit was a violation of the First Amendment.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the decision to drop the citation was prompted by the lawsuit.

Reina apologized to the City Council in May for his spending, saying he purchased advertisements in the Craig Daily Press to tell his life story.
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