“To refer to Ethics Watch as a legal-based watchdog group is total bunk. I mean, it’s very clear that they’re a liberal group that only attacks Republicans, and if you look at the data, that’s all they attack.”
– Rich Coolidge, communications director for Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who was listed in Colorado Ethics Watch’s Top 5 ethical scandals of 2012.
Here’s what Ethics Watch wrote about Gessler:
“Scott Gessler’s Personal Piggy Bank: Controversial Secretary of State Scott Gessler made a name for himself while attempting to reshape Colorado election and campaign finance laws in this election year. He earned fame of a different kind when a review of public records revealed evidence of misuse of public funds by Secretary Gessler, including the use of state funds to cover travel expenses for partisan events, which implicates several laws against public corruption.”