U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette doesn’t have time to talk to reporters about her campaign challenge from former state House Speaker Crisanta Duran. She’s too busy congresswomaning and all.
But her spokeswoman is gloating and more than happy to talk about the campaign and DeGette’s most recent fundraising numbers, which pretty much doubles what Duran collected in the firstish quarter.
“In the past three months, Congresswoman DeGette has been working to reduce insulin prices, fight President Trump’s family separation policy, and hold the EPA accountable,” Jennie Peek-Dunstone said in the statement. “At the same time, her campaign raised almost $140,000. Congresswoman DeGette’s focus is on doing the work she was elected to do.”
The work of raising campaign donations, it looks like.
Duran’s campaign says she raised about $70,000 in the first quarter, about half of what DeGette collected.
Meanwhile over in the 6th District, Congressman Jason Crow is bragging he raised nearly a half million, although his FEC filing is not public yet.
In all fairness, though, Duran announced her candidacy the last week of February, so she reported just over one month of fundraising as opposed to DeGette’s three months of work.
So, DeGette’s supporters shouldn’t get too excited until we’ve seen what the two candidates can raise on equal footing.
Well, almost equal. Duran has pledged not to take corporate PAC money, while DeGette is still raking it in — $58,500 this quarter.
To see some of the big ticket donors contributing to Duran and DeGette, check out this Denverite story.