Quick look: Colorado second quarter 2017 Congressional reports

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Some quick charts and observations about Colorado congressional fundraising thus far.

The state’s 2018 contests for U.S. representative are shaping up to be potentially wild races.

There are two open seats, challenges to two GOP incumbents viewed by some as vulnerable, and the perennial primary challenge for Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn in the 5th Congressional District.

So here’s where they stand based on Federal Election Commission reports.


In 2018, state Sen. Owen Hill is taking on Lamborn, who first won election after a crowded 2006 primary.

Last year, Lamborn barely survived a challenge at the CD5 GOP assembly, but won the primary handily.

But Hill may give Lamborn a run for his money in CD5, raising triple Lamborn’s take between April 1 and June 30. Still, Lamborn has plenty of cash in the bank, much leftover from the 2016 contest.


This suburban Denver swing district is wide open after Congressman Ed Perlmutter vacated the seat to run for governor, then abandoned that race as well.

Thus far, three Democrats are vying to succeed Perlmutter. And all three reported decent fundraising through the end of June.


GOP Rep. Mike Coffman has survived three challenges since the 6th CD was redesigned to be more competitive starting in 2012. Despite plenty of outside money aimed at him, Coffman prevails.

This year, two Democrats are vying to challenge Coffman, though lawyer and military veteran Jason Crow has the upper hand in fundraising.

Like Lamborn, Coffman has a headstart with plenty of cash left from 2016.

A global look

In the 2nd CD, Democrat Joe Neguse is the only candidate to file a report after incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Polis declared his run for governor.

In the 4th CD, GOP incumbent Rep. Ken Buck has three potential Democratic challengers. One of them, Longmont veterinarian Karen McCormick, raised nearly $22,000. And Buck told the Denver Post he might abandon his seat to run for state attorney general if incumbent AG Cynthia Coffman leaves that post.

And in the 3rd CD, Democratic state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush announced earlier this month that she’ll challenge incumbent GOP Rep. Scott Tipton. She won’t file a report with the FEC until October.

Here are more details on all the candidates who’ve filed FEC reports thus far.

DistrictStatusCandidatePartyReceipts 2nd q 2017Total ReceiptsDisbursmentsDebts owedCash on hand
1IncumbentDEGETTE, DIANA L.D $118,844.21 $228,583.68 $223,821.47 $- $104,806.76
2Open seatNEGUSE, JOSEPHD $77,594.44 $77,594.44 $4,167.27 $- $73,427.17
3IncumbentTIPTON, SCOTT R. MR.R $148,588.75 $249,453.75 $86,484.85 $- $267,116.99
4IncumbentBUCK, KENNETH RR $72,149.00 $97,955.00 $94,566.73 $- $404,375.04
4ChallengerGERMANSON, LARRY RAYMONDD $1,675.00 $1,675.00 $487.00 $1,000.00 $1,187.00
4ChallengerKOHNE, STEVEN CHASE DR.D $5,112.83 $5,112.83 $2,704.94 $- $2,407.89
4ChallengerMCCORMICK, KAREN A DVMD $21,905.73 $21,905.73 $1,168.90 $545.00 $20,736.83
5IncumbentLAMBORN, DOUGLASR $72,766.36 $114,416.36 $53,182.54 $- $378,553.05
5ChallengerHILL, OWENR $228,013.60 $228,013.60 $35,169.78 $- $192,843.82
5ChallengerFIELD, BETTY ANND $1,674.00 $1,674.00 $1,339.00 $-$335.00
6IncumbentCOFFMAN, MIKE REP.R $364,505.70 $717,362.21 $228,402.34 $- $505,572.46
6ChallengerCROW, JASOND $300,481.57 $300,481.57 $53,202.89 $6,000.00 $247,278.68
6ChallengerAARESTAD, DAVIDD $54,318.51 $54,318.51 $13,757.47 $- $40,561.04
7Open seatPETTERSEN, BRITTANY LOUISE MS.D $170,205.92 $170,205.92 $48,159.18 $- $122,046.74
7Open seatKERR, ANDREW STEVEND $104,596.98 $104,596.98 $50,870.60 $9,225.00 $53,726.38
7Open seatMORENO, DOMINICKD $84,247.33 $84,247.33 $7,503.29 $- $76,744.04

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