The other side wants you to think I was the subject of an ethics investigation. Two years ago, we received two donations of $25 and $50, and the donors described themselves as "consultant" and "retired." On its face, and as far as we could tell, those donations were entirely appropriate. Later, somebody informed us that those donors were active lobbyists, which means they can't donate to a sitting legislator, which I was at the time. We immediately returned the $75. Case closed. And if the opposition is suggesting that we were allowing lobbyists to influence us ... how influential could they have been (at an average of $37.50) when they hadn't made known to us that they are lobbyists?
The other side
also wants you to think I used taxes to go on a junket to China. A recent article described this message as the "
most knowingly false ad campaign in Colorado
." I have never been to China.
The other side also seems to have some kind of issue about the way I conducted myself in pushing forward (and "blowing up") somebody's budget. They don't say whose. In my year at the capitol, I voted in favor of passing the budget, which a majority of legislators do every year. Think about it - that's the way it has to happen! Similarly, I voted with my colleagues on Arvada City Council to pass a budget every year. It was a legal requirement.
If you feel the kind of outrage that I do when you see these misleading fliers,
I hope you'll donate $5 to my campaign
every time you see one.