We’re used to Republican Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton killing it with fundraising against weak opponent, former U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey; however, a blow out this big calls for a virtual high-five.
Markey raised a paltry $8,148 to Stapleton’s $45,300. Even better news for Stapleton? He has three times as much in the bank as Markey. Stapleton is at $555,245 and Markey ended the fundraising period with $181,908 cash on hand.
One wonders why Markey cannot seem to raise money. Afterall, she is a former Congresswoman – she should have plenty of friends with money. Perhaps, she is struggling with fundraising because her math skills leave much to be desired. As we noted about a year ago when we gleefully learned Markey was running for Treasurer:
In case, Peak Nation™, you’ve forgotten, Markey’s most memorable financial remark was to declare the bloated and outsized Obamacare bill a “the biggest deficit reduction bill to come before Congress in more than a decade.”
But, hey, who needs math skills as a State Treasurer? What’s that, you say? EVERYONE who is a State Treasurer needs math skills? Democrats may have a problem.