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Questions surround financing for campaign against ballot question 2A

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Posted at 9:41 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 23:41:32-04

PUEBLO — New questions surrounding campaign finances tied to the special election in Pueblo over establishing a public utility instead of continuing to receive service from Black Hills Energy.

The campaign supporting ballot question 2A claims those with Pueblo Cares have not revealed who donated about $700,000 to the campaign.

A spokesperson for Pueblo Cares says they have followed the rules, and this issue is taking focus away from the 2A issue.

"I think people need to be paying attention to the facts about this election it sounds like the other side wants to distract the issue," said Pueblo Cares Co-chair Dennis Flores.

But those in favor of the measure say it's important to know where donations come from.

"It leads us to believe that maybe this money is coming from out of state on the far end of the spectrum it could be from a foreign country we don't know," said Mark Aliff.

Ballots for the May 5 election have already been mailed.