(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO) – Today, state House Democrats and state Rep. Joe Miklosi committed another campaign violation by using official resources to help Miklosi’s congressional campaign. In a press release posted on the House Democrats’ official website, it states that, “Rep. Miklosi, who is running for Congress in District Six, said he was disappointed that a common-sense bill to help get veterans back to work failed on a party-line vote.” (Colorado House Democrats) The violation occurred only days after House Democrats committed a campaign finance violation by hosting a fundraiser with a registered lobbyist, which is illegal under Colorado law.
“This is yet another example of Joe Miklosi and his liberal allies committing campaign violations at the state House,” said Tyler Q. Houlton, president of Compass Colorado. “It’s indefensible and unethical for Joe Miklosi to use taxpayer-funded resources to aid his congressional campaign.”
According to the Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual for the House of Representatives, “It is improper and unethical to use state equipment and state services such as offices, telephones, internet access accounts, copiers, fax machines, computers, postage, supplies, and staff time for campaign or personal purposes. Use of state equipment for these purposes holds potential civil and criminal liability.” (Colorado State Senate Employee Handbook – Computers – Internet and Email; Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual for the House of Representatives – Improper Use of State Equipment/Resources; Sections 1-45-117, 18-8-404, and 18-8-405, C.R.S.).
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