The Durango Herald reports that 63 organizations are funding candidates on both sides of the aisle in the battle for control of Colorado’s General Assembly. This naturally raises the question: What do these organizations hope to gain in return? These organizations include JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer, Apollo Group (University of Phoenix), MillerCoors, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Colorado Mining Association, Encana, Xcel Energy, and Waste Management to name a few.
The article has an interesting quote from Colorado State University professor of political science John Straayer,
I don’t think you could buy a legislator but you can buy a Legislature. That’s what we’re seeing here.