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Xcel Pumps Another $250,000 Into Anti-2B/2C Campaign


With just a few days left before ballots are due, there is no sign of Xcel letting up in its campaign to defeat Boulder’s municipalization efforts. According to campaign finance reports filed today, Xcel Energy contributed an additional $250,000 to the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition (BSEC) since the last report was filed nine days ago. Together, the two groups opposed to the measures (Xcel Energy Issue Committee and BSEC) have spent $895,914, including an additional $55,660 on consultants Utilipoint and the Kenney Group.

On the pro-side, the groups Citizens for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future, Campaign for Local Energy, Boulder Smarter Energy Coalition, the Sierra Club, and PLAN-Boulder have spent $91,623 promoting 2B & 2C.

Today’s filing was the last one required before the election.  All of the expenditure and contribution filings are available for review at the city’s election page.

Your ballot must be received by the Boulder County Clerk by 7:00 p.m. election day, November 1. Drop off sites in Boulder include:

  • County Clerk & Recorder Office, 1750 33rd Street
  • Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl Street
  • University of Colorado Recreation Center

Check the county website for drive-by drop off times.

If you have not received a ballot, contact the Boulder County Clerk  at 303-413-7740.  You can check to see that your ballot was received at the County Clerk’s website.


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