Colorado gov’t watchdog scrap gains traction as IRS targets nonprofit finances

From The Colorado Independent:

On the record, Jessica Peck isn’t thinking much about a potential Internal Revenue Service investigation into her Denver-based watchdog Open Government Institute. She has characterized the complaint (pdf) filed last month by left-leaning Colorado Ethics Watch as politically motivated and based on misinterpreted facts. She told the Independent she doesn’t think the IRS will take the request seriously and that she hasn’t been following news about similar flaps involving nonprofits like hers and the IRS.


The complaint against the Open Government Institute stems from an appearance Peck made in April at the Colorado Republican Business Coalition alongside Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who is presently up for re-election in the state’s newly drawn competitive Sixth Congressional District.