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Hickenlooper founded fund that supports far-left groups, but continued support unknown

While Mayor John Hickenlooper was trying to put on a “world-class convention” for Democrats in 2008, a charity he helped establish was giving money to a left-wing group determined to disrupt the event at every turn.

Re-create 68 was just one of many groups that have received donations from the Chinook Fund over the years. The fund, which now donates to groups it says are considered “too new, too risky or too radical” for more traditional foundations, was established by Hickenlooper and others in 1987.

Over the next 15 years, Hickenlooper’s initial $2,000 donation turned into tens of thousands he gave to the fund, which supported everything from Colorado ACORN to the Gender Identity Center of Colorado and Denver Cop Watch.



Read more: Hickenlooper founded fund that supports far-left groups, but continued support unknown – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_15928500#ixzz0y6iRSgNL


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