U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner raised a respectable $2 million in the last quarter for his 2020 reelection campaign, compared to his top Democratic challenger who topped that with $2.8 million.
But earning the most in a single quarter wasn’t enough to put former governor and failed presidential candidate John Hickenlooper on an even path with the popular Republican as they enter the final homestretch.
Gardner raised more than $11 million to date, and has nearly $7.8 million cash on hand going into 2020.
Conversely, Hickenlooper only raised a total $4.9 million, and has $3.2 million in the bank.
Still, Hickenlooper is doing much better than those sad fundraising results of his presidential campaign.
Hick raised a total of $3.4 million, and still had to loan his campaign $75,000 out of his own pocket.
Now abandoned, Hick’s presidential piggy bank has less than $5,000 in change.
“Senator Gardner’s historic 2019 fundraising puts us in an incredible position at the beginning of 2020,” his campaign manager Casey Contres told Colorado Politics in a written statement.
“His large cash-on-hand advantage over all of his far-left, Democrat opponents will allow our campaign to get our message out about all Cory has done for this state, while also warning Coloradans about how his opponents’ policies will hurt hardworking families.”
At last count, there were 10 Democrats lined up to challenge Gardner in the fall election.
The Democratic primary election is June 20.