The most recent quarterly filings are in for Colorado political candidates and show the Western Slope’s U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert out-performed all other House candidates raising $949,000.
Boebert has a successful fundraising edge in that she has national appeal, as opposed to Gov. Polis who seems to have no appeal whatsoever so his fundraising haul of $250,000 came entirely from his own wallet.
Polis has contributed a total of $438,000 towards his reelection campaign for next year.
A drop in the bucket, compared to the $23 million Polis spent to buy the governor’s seat using his own personal fortune in 2018.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who is considered one of the most vulnerable candidates nationwide, raised $1.7 million and has about $2.3 million in his campaign war chest.
Colorado’s junior Democrat U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper isn’t up for reelection until 2026 (Choke!) but raised $181,000.
Somehow, he managed to blow $155,000 of that in three months.
Considering Hickenlooper rarely even makes a public appearance, we can’t imagine what he’s spending all that money on.
Here’s the latest quarterly filings:
1st Congressional District Democrat U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver
Raised $100,000 last quarter
Cash on hand $303,000
(Two opponents have not raised or reported ?)
2nd Congressional District Democrat U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse of Lafayette
Cash on hand $1.3 million
3rd Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Rifle
Cash on hand $1.3 million
Democrat state Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail
Cash on hand $479,000
Democratic state Rep. Don Valdez of La Jara
Cash on hand $46,000
Democrat Sol Sandoval of Pueblo
Cash on hand $34,000
4th Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, of Windsor
Cash on hand $384,000 in the bank
Democrat Ike McCorkle
Cash on hand $160,000
5th Congressional District Republican Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs
Cash on hand $432,000
6th Congressional District Democrat U.S. Rep. Jason Crow of Aurora
Cash on hand $1.6 million
7th Congressional District Democrat Ed Perlmutter, of Arvada
Cash on hand $1 million
Republican Laurel Imer of Golden
Cash on hand $2,000
Gov. Jared Polis, Boulder Democrat
Loaned his campaign $250,000
Cash on hand $268,000
Republican Greg Lopez of Parker
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Denver Democrat
Raised $1.7 million
Cash on hand $2.3 million
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, Denver Democrat
Cash on hand $1.4 million
Democrat Secretary of State Jena Griswold
Raised $341,000 ($85,000 from the Colorado Democratic Party)
Cash on hand $827,000
Democrat Attorney General Phil Weiser
Cash on hand $1.5 million
Democratic Treasurer Dave Young
Cash on hand $117,000
This article has been updated from a previous version that incorrectly reported how much money Lauren Boebert raised this quarter. She raised $949,000.