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Profile: Coloradans for Economic Growth

Coloradans for Economic Growth
Coloradans for Economic Growth

Coloradans for Economic Growth is an advocacy organization incorporated in 2008 that supports the Republican Senate candidate in Colorado, Bob Schaffer.

The group's leadership includes a former Republican state senator and conservative school reform activists. A strategy director for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign serves as consultant. The organization's platform advocates decreasing taxes and business regulation, weakening unions, opposing government-run health care, and promoting "free market" education reforms such as school vouchers.

The organization's spokesperson says it is a 501(c)(4) organization that grew out of The Center for Business, a tax-exempt Colorado nonprofit. The Center was registered with the Internal Revenue Service in 2006 by Republican attorney Scott Gessler, whose firm also incorporated Coloradans for Economic Growth.

Funders: Unknown

Leadership: Cliff Dodge, Margo Branscomb, Michele Austin, Brent Seaborn, Kathy Redmond, Mario Daniel Nicolais II. Read more about these leaders in The Secret Money Project's Who's Who Directory of Key Leaders of Independent Groups.

Will Evans is a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, NPR's partner for the Secret Money Project.