Mayor Coffman sues Aurora over local dark money campaign reform law

Aurora Sentinel: The mayor of Aurora has sued the city he was elected to represent.

Mayor Mike Coffman has prepared a lawsuit against Aurora and the city clerk, aiming to reverse recently enacted campaign finance rules. 

In the suit, Coffman alleges the new finance structures infringe on his free speech and choke his ability to effectively raise money for himself and other municipal candidates and causes. 

“That new law prohibits Mayor Coffman (and others like him) from doing anything effective to campaign for another candidate or in support of a ballot issue. In essence, it unconstitutionally restricts the rights to free speech and association for both candidates in the current election cycle and others who could potentially run in some future election,” the lawsuit says of the rules. 

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