Since April 15th was the deadline for U.S. Congressional candidates to file their quarterly fundraising reports, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at where things stand in CD4. Like the Governor’s primary, Republicans have four candidates vying for the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24. After last week’s assembly, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck and state Senator Scott Renfroe made the ballot via the assembly route. Renfroe took the top spot on the ballot with 54% of the vote while Buck garnered 46% of the vote. Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer and businessman Steve Laffey are petitioning on the ballot.
To the right are the fundraising totals from last the quarter ending March 31.
We’d bring you the totals for the Democratic candidate, too; however, there doesn’t appear to be one. Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio, if there is one, please let us know.
There are several ways to look at this – certainly, Laffey, with $344,000 cash on hand is in a better position than Ken Buck or Scott Renfroe; however, Laffey loaned the campaign almost all of those funds, which is less impressive than Ken Buck, who raised nearly $600,000 in the last quarter. The next quarterly report comes out in June, just before the primary. It will be interesting to see if any of the candidates pull ahead in fundraising by then.