Saturday, September 11, 2010

AG Suthers fundraiser hosted by Payday lenders

More than $9,000 of the campaign donations John Suthers collected from representatives of the payday lending industry actually came from their June fundraiser for the attorney general’s campaign.

Suthers, who is running for re-election to a second term in November, reported $11,775 in campaign contributions from payday lenders in a ten-day period beginning June 28.

According to a campaign spokesman, payday lenders hosted the fundraiser for Suthers — which he attended — that brought in $9,175 in donations from eleven separate entities, both people and corporations, representing payday lenders from Colorado and nationwide.

According to Andrew Cole of the Starboard Group, which handles fundraising for Suthers’ campaign, the fundraiser was a private event that included only Suthers and the representatives of the payday lending companies. Cole and other campaign representatives did not return numerous calls to identify the event’s location or other details.    More -

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