In a comment on this post Marc Normans insinuated that his Citizens for Open Government advocacy group has nothing to hide in regards to their financial backing
He’s right. According to the only “publicly available election filing” I could find COG claims they have nothing so they couldn’t possibly hide anything. This was a little dated though. It’s from December 30, 2008.
This was filed before the food workers union signed on with COG and deployed 23 union staff members from both outside HoCo and outside of the state into HoCo over a series of winter weekends to collect signatures for Norman’s petition drive.
Most of those folks would have been hard pressed to find Turf Valley on a map!
That would probably qualify as a donation of services.
This was also prior to initiation of lawsuits against the county that have so far been rejected twice by the federal courts and once by the state court. Somebody is at least paying the filing fees for these suits.
To be fair, Marc did write “As our publicly available election filings will support…." I can only suppose that this means he will be providing additional “publicly available” financial information on COG in the not too distant future.