Democrats really sh*t the bed in their attempts to catch state Sen. Jack Tate (R-Centennial) improperly rolling money over from his House campaign committee to his Senate campaign committee. What they thought was a slam-dunk campaign finance complaint, turns out to be much ado about nothing.
Not only did the Secretary of State’s office take the blame for Tate’s campaign finance flub by admitting responsibility for giving him “erroneous information,” but the random activist who brought the complaint against Tate didn’t even file the paper work properly.
Still, Tate takes the high road, as the Aurora Sentinel reports:
In a Saturday, May 7, Facebook post, Tate noted that the situation “reveals how complicated our campaign finance regulations are.
“I worked assiduously in good faith last year with the Secretary of State’s office in order to handle a complicated matter properly. The staff there is very kind and conscientious,” Tate wrote. “Even the best efforts at teamwork can fall short. We have all taken our lumps over this, had lessons learned, and have moved forward in a positive way. It was ultimately my responsibility.
Saying it was ultimately his responsibility is what any good leader should do and a testament to Tate’s character. But the truth is, this really wasn’t Tate’s fault. He comes out looking like the bigger person who acted in good faith, and his opponents are the ones left looking foolish.