Mayor Coffman sues Aurora over local dark money campaign reform law

The Colorado Sentinel

The mayor of Aurora has sued the city he represents over changes made by city council affecting campaign finance, a bill he voted against. In the suit, Coffman alleges the new finance structures infringe on his free speech and choke his ability to effectively raise money for himself and other municipal candidates and causes. Marcano said that process also included legal reviews from city staff and the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center. He said the rules are constitutionally sound. “There was nothing that raised a flag,” he said.

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