Despite liberals attempt to paint the Senate President John Morse recall effort as coming from “out-of-state”, a review of the funding of each side by The Denver Post exposes the pro-Morse forces as the ones dropping dollars into the campaign from outside Colorado.
Where is the money coming from for the anti-Morse side? A local group based right in Morse’s hometown of Colorado Springs.
Reports The Denver Post‘s Kurtis Lee:
An influx of out-of-state and local cash from private donors has flowed into the recall effort of Colorado Senate President John Morse, as petitioners race to gather enough signatures ahead of a June 3 deadline.
And if the notion that money wins elections can be applied to a recall effort, then, for now, Morse resides in a good position with a substantial amount of national money having poured in on his behalf…
Finance reports filed with the secretary of state’s office show that one group, A Whole Lot of People for John Morse, has received about $25,500 in financial contributions. Most of that money — about $20,000 — has come from the national liberal firm, America Votes, a nonprofit organization that coordinates issue advocacy and election campaigns.
“We have a lot of local people working to keep Sen. Morse in office despite this insane and ridiculous recall effort,” said Christy Le Lait, campaign manager of A Whole Lot of People for John Morse.
In contrast to Le Lait’s group, the El Paso County Freedom Defense Fund — a group seeking a recall of Morse — has raised about $16,400 . About $14,000 came from the local group I Am Created Equal.
With this report it’s clear why the pro-Morse side made a concerted effort right out of the gate to hypocritically brand the local grassroots effort to oust Morse as somehow not locally connected.
When you’re flush with national cash, it’s best to convince people the other side is too.
While we’re on the subject…about that national cash….