Companies fund both sides of war


Companies fund both sides of war

Heavy hitters carry heavy influence in state Legislature

Companies fund both sides of war

Help us track political ads and robocalls

Much is made of the “air war” in political campaigns – the blitz of television advertising. But in the smaller races that make up most of the ballot in Southwest Colorado, the campaign is waged in our mailboxes and on our telephones.
Some of these fliers and phone calls come from the candidates, and others from outside groups that aren’t always upfront about who they are.
This year, The Durango Herald is trying to keep tabs on what is being said on the campaign trail – and who is saying it. We can’t do it without help from people in all parts of the Four Corners, and from all parts of the political spectrum – Republicans, Democrats and independent voters.
If you get a flier or a phone call, we’d like to know about it. Take a picture of the flier or write down the approximate content of the phone call. Try to include the name of the group that says it’s sponsoring the flier or call. If you use Twitter, post a picture of the flier or a summary of the call using the hashtag #flierwatch. You can also email it to
We’ll take anonymous tips, but it’s more useful if you include your approximate location, party registration and gender. We are focusing especially closely on the 3rd Congressional District race and the State House District 59 campaign, but we’re interested in all elections.
Thanks for helping us report who is working behind the scenes to get votes from your neighborhood.

Funding both sides of the war

Corporations that donated to both Republican and Democratic 527s in Colorado:
Finance and insurance
Allstate Insurance
COPIC Insurance Co.
Friends of Farmers (insurance)
JP Morgan Chase & Co. PAC
Allergan USA
Colorado Academy Of Family Physicians Small Donor Committee
Colorado Health Care Association
Eli Lily and Co.
Healthone Systems Support
Medco Health Solutions
Mednax Federal Political Action Committee
Pharmaceutical Research And Manufacturers Of America Colorado Action Fund (PHRMA)
Professional Pediatric Home Care
Rocky Mountain Dental Association
Rx Plus Pharmacies
United Health Care Services
Apollo Group (University of Phoenix)
Bridgeport Education (University of the Rockies)
Tourism and entertainment
American Resort Development Association
Colorado Ski Country USA
Ed And Shirley’s Wild Card Saloon
Preserve Colorado’s Economy (Casino group)
Vail Resorts
Food and agriculture
Colorado Association Of Wheat Growers State Political Committee
Political Action Trust (dairy farmers)
Communications and technology
Bresnan Broadband Holdings
Level 3 Communications
T-Mobile USA
Real estate
Building Owners and Managers of Denver Metro
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Capitol Corps LLC
BNSF Railway Co.
Enterprise Holdings
Environmental Systems Products Holdings (emissions testing)
Keystone Automotive Industries
Metro Taxi
Union Pacific Corp. Fund for Effective Government
Private prisons
CCA of Tennessee
Community Education Centers
Retailers Of Colorado For A Knowledgeable And Informed Electorate (ROCKIE)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Oil and Gas, energy
Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Bill Barrett Corp.
Care Membership Organization LLC (rural electric coops)
Chesapeake Operating Inc.
Colorado Mining Association
Encana Oil & Gas (USA)
Freeport-Mcmoran Copper & Gold
Fund For Colorado’s Energy Future
Marathon Oil Co.
Trapper Mining
United Power
Xcel Energy
The Colorado OHV Coalition
Waste Management

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