Secretary of State Scott Gessler adopted a full rewrite of Colorado's campaign finance rules Wednesday, a move critics say is outside of his authority and will allow big money to dominate elections. Gessler said the changes were long overdue and necessary to simplify the rules and to ensure they are in line with recent court decisions.
The rules are scheduled to take effect temporarily on March 7, in order to "provide clarity and guidance sooner during an election year," according to a statement from Gessler's office. They would become effectively permanently March 30, though a legal challenge is expected.
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