In one of the nation’s marquee races, Colorado Republican Congressman Mike Coffman outraised his Democratic challenger, former State House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, in the second fundraising period of 2013.
Coffman pulled in $566,000, while Romanoff raised just over $500,000, according to a story by KDVR‘s Eli Stokols. Fundraising reports aren’t due to the Federal Election Commission until July 15.
“The outpouring of grassroots support for Congressman Coffman has been incredible,” said Kristin Strohm, finance director for Coffman for Congress in a press release. “Mike continues to receive unprecedented support because of his common-sense record in Congress and the generous support of Colorado voters.”
This marks the second quarter in a row where Coffman edged out Romanoff in campaign cash, albeit slightly each time.
But there is no second place in politics.
While Romanoff claims a 91% in-state donation rate, sources tell us Coffman pulled in 95% of his dollars from in-state donors.
Coffman also didn’t have the help of the nationwide Democrat fundraising network, Act Blue, which helped deliver about half of Romanoff’s dollars last quarter.
Colorado’s 6th Congressional District is widely seen as one of the most competitive match ups in the country and it’s clear neither side will let the other pull away in any metric anytime soon.
Still, Congressman Coffman appears to have the early lead.