Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, a Republican, was called out for the Colorado County Clerks Association’s support of an elections bill that has divided the Colorado General Assembly the past week. So far, the bill has passed two House committees and a floor vote entirely along party lins — Democrats for, Republicans against. The mailer suggests she’s in cahoots with President Obama and state Democrats. “I never thought that my name would be associated with the president,” Reiner told Charles.
The Junction Daily Blog Facebook site reported that La Plata County clerk Tiffany Lee Parker, another Republican, was targeted with the same flier. (In Mesa County, Republicans out number Democrats more than 2 to 1, but in La Plata the registered voters are split almost evenly between the two parties, according to the Secretary to State’s numbers.)
The return address on the campaign-style flier links it to a heretofore unknown group called Citizens for Free and Fair Elections atop a Blake Street address used by Hackstaff Law Group — the Denver firm where Scott Gessler practiced until 2010, when he was elected Colorado’s secretary of state. The firm’s practice includes elections, candidates and campaign finance. Gessler has been a staunch opponent of the bill. His spokesman. Rich Coolidge, said via e-mail Sunday night that Gessler was not behind the fliers.
“The Secretary has no connection to this group nor the mailer and left The Hackstaff Law Group 2.5 years ago,” he said. “To insinuate otherwise is completely unfair and reckless.”
Full Article: Colorado elections bill fliers link Republicans to Obama.