A proposed law closing loopholes for electioneering communications is a step in the right direction
Political junkies and campaign operatives look poised to celebrate a new law set to take effect before the 2020 election cycle.
Under a proposed bipartisan change to Colorado’s campaign finance rule, the window for disclosing money spent on electioneering communications will be expanded to cover the entire period between the state’s primary and general elections. Additionally, every electioneering communication must include the name of the person or organization sending it out.
But how will the bill help ordinary voters?
Most campaign finance rules regarding disclaimers and disclosures benefit opposing campaigns and interest groups far more than any individual voter.