Colorado: Ritter defends aide amid ’06 campaign questions
Denver, CO Colorado
DENVER, Colorado – Gov. Bill Ritter is defending the White House’s nominee for U.S. attorney in Colorado amid questions about whether she helped access a restricted federal database while working on Ritter’s gubernatorial campaign.
The Democrat said Monday on his monthly appearance on KOA-AM that he thinks Stephanie Villafuerte, now Ritter’s deputy chief of staff, did nothing wrong.
Villafuerte has declined to answer questions from The Denver Post about what conversations she may have had with the Denver district attorney’s office when the office accessed a restricted federal database to check on Carlos Estrada-Medina, who appeared in a 2006 GOP gubernatorial ad. He was an illegal immigrant who received a plea deal when Ritter was Denver’s district attorney.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com