Out of state “dark money” fueled Colorado’s 2018 election; AG Weiser among beneficiaries despite transparency pledge
DENVER — A Washington D.C. based non-profit that pumped millions of dollars nationwide into the 2018 elections, spent heavily in Colorado on progressive issues and Democrat candidates, including Attorney General Phil Weiser, Colorado Secretary of State filings show.
Fresh off ramming through some of the most restrictive oil and gas legislation in the country, climate activists have set their sights on Colorado’s pension fund, demanding that the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) completely divest from fossil fuels. They even claim to have numbers to show that it would actually improve the fund’s performance.
If this sounds like fantasy-fueled investing, it is.
Ungrateful “scholar” CdeBaca appalled by patriotism and capitalism
Bill Daniels was one of Colorado’s finest, most successful and generous citizens. Born in Greeley in 1920, he was a decorated Navy fighter pilot in World War II and Korea. His business genius in a variety of enterprises made him a billionaire. He’s best known as the “father of cable television.” His philanthropy included $22 million to the University of Denver, now home to the Daniels College of Business. He also donated Cableland, his $7 million mansion, to the City of Denver for use as a residence for the mayor. Shortly before his death in 2000, he committed the bulk of his $1.1 billion estate to the Daniels Fund and its scholarship program which has given almost $200 million to more than 4,000 underprivileged students over the last 20 years.