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Suthers’ Payday Lender Dollars Came from Fundraiser


DENVER – More than $9,000 in campaign contributions to incumbent Attorney General Candidate John Suthers came from a fundraiser held by payday lenders for the candidate in June, reports Marianne Goodland from the Colorado Statesman.

The funds make up the majority of $11,775 in campaign contributions from 11 entities reported by Suthers in a 10-day period beginning in June 28. Suthers’ acceptance of the donations has been the source of complaints from consumer advocates, including his challenger Stan Garnett, who claimed the donations were intended “to influence Suthers as his office wrote new rules for payday lending, the result of HB 10-1351,” Goodland reports. Campaign spokesman Andrew Cole did not immediately return a call from Law Week.