Colorado Republican Party v. Williams: Colorado Court of Appeals Amicus Brief of CLC in Support of Williams and Colorado Ethics Watch

Plaintiff-Appellee Colorado Republican Party (“CRP”) argues that contributions it raises for its independent expenditure committee (“IEC”) pursuant to C.R.S. § 1-45-107.5 are not subject to the contribution limits and source prohibitions found in Colo. Const. art. XXVIII, § 3. This is an attempt to read C.R.S. § 1-45-107.5 to nullify a portion of Colorado’s Constitution and open the door to the party’s use of unlimited, unregulated funds, known as “soft money,” for party independent expenditures.