Election

Groups turn in petitions for Colorado proposals

DENVER | Two groups trying to get measures on the November ballot in Colorado are turning in petition signatures.

A group that wants to regulate large political contributions, Colorado Fair Share, said it turned in more than 176,000 signatures on Monday. That’s about 82,000 more signatures than it needs to qualify for the ballot. The signatures must now be verified by the secretary of state’s office.

The measure would ask members of Congress to support a constitutional amendment to authorize limits on campaign contributions.

Meanwhile, Personhood Colorado said it turned in 112,121 signatures in support of a measure to outlaw abortions. The measure also would ban embryonic stem-cell research. Voters defeated similar measures in 2010 and 2008.

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