Judge: School’s Facebook post a campaign contribution

by Nick Coltrain | Coloradoan.com  |  published on October 24, 2015

A state judge has ruled that a Facebook post by Liberty Common School amounts to an illegal campaign contribution to a Thompson School District board candidate.

In August, the Fort Collins charter school shared with its Facebook followers a newspaper article about a parent of a student running for a board seat in the neighboring school district. Liberty Common’s principal, former Colorado Congressman Bob Schaffer, then shared the post and called candidate Tomi Grundvig an “excellent education leader” who would provide “sensible stewardship” of Thompson.

Liberty Common has 566 followers to its Facebook page. Schaffer, who lost a 2004 bid for U.S. Senate, has more than 3,900 “friends” on his personal page.

  • ADRoberts

    Would someone bother to ask this judge how he can come to a conclusion WHEN NO MONEY CHANGED HANDS.
    Sounds to me like this judge has an agenda. And it has NOTHING to do with the FIRST AMENDMENT.

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