Complete Colorado has broken a story on Democrat state senate president Brandon Shaffer using state email resources to endorse John Hickenlooper for governor. As noted:
State resources cannot be used to conduct or further political campaigns for office.
Last fall Colorado Pols spent a lot of energy making hay out of the fact that then-gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry sent a campaign email to some unwanted state government addresses, noting:
And it’s not against the law to send electioneering emails to a government address, sending electioneering emails from one would be the problem.
I’m sure Pols will be equally zealous about criticizing Brandon Shaffer for this obvious wrongdoing. Right? More importantly, what will Shaffer do? And what will the majority Democrats in the state legislature do about this legal breach?