Have you ever wondered why the liberal attack dogs at ColoradoPols spend so much ink going after Secretary of State Scott Gessler?
Colorado “Independent” too?
A report in the Washington Times last week helps explain why. The answer…George Soros is probably paying them to do it.
Soros and his liberal donor allies have backed a liberal hit group our readers probably first became aware of when reading "The Blueprint." The group is the Secretary of State Project (SOSP), a 527 focused on putting liberals into Secretary of State positions around the country, which the backers believe will allow them to ensure an advantage in vote counting.
The web of special interest cash can be tied back to the Democracy Alliance, a group that has its roots in Colorado.
Interestingly, the state where they have failed every time, despite significant influxes of special interest cash, is Colorado. Both in 2006 and 2010, SOSP targeted the Colorado Secretary of State race, hoping to put their favored candidate in office, but Colorado voters rejected their efforts in both races. This has created a bit of bitterness in the liberal 527 world.
As the Washington Times points out, due to the tax structure through which SOSP is funded, the donors behind the project can give unlimited amounts of money, allowing them to influence races in ways the candidates themselves cannot. In Colorado, statewide candidates in 2010 were allowed to accept donations of up to $1050 for both the primary and general elections. SOSP on the other hand could collect checks at clips of $50,000 or $100,000 a pop.
Like much of the liberal infrastructure targeting races in Colorado, there is no conservative equivalent. Colorado Secretary of State candidates on the Republican slate have had to fend for themselves. While they've succeeded in beating back these special interest attacks in 2006 and 2010, it's important to remember that these attacks won't let up.
Liberals are bitter they weren't able to flip the Secretary of State elections in 2006 and 2010 and they plan on continuing the attacks until they succeed. George Soros doesn't like to lose. So don't be surprised if you see a sustained assault on Scott Gessler. Just remember to follow the money from those attacks because they lead back to Mr. Soros. Not Colorado voters.