It’s no secret that Democratic Congressman Jared Polis and Republican businessman Victor Mitchell are spending their own big bucks on their campaigns for governor.
But as the days wind down to next Tuesday’s primary, more candidates are putting in more cash.
In fact, late Wednesday, former Democratic treasurer Cary Kennedy reported loaning $100,000 to her campaign. As a result, expect to see plenty more TV ads from Kennedy over the next few days (in addition to the Teachers for Kennedy ads supporting her).
That leaves Democrat Mike Johnston, a former state senator, as the only one of the eight gubernatorial candidates spending their own money.
Meanwhile, three GOP candidates for state treasurer have spent more than $863,000 in their effort to win the nomination.
Here’s a look at what candidates have put into their campaigns since June 13, the deadline for Monday’s campaign filing:
- Walker Stapleton put $200,000 into his war chest this week, bringing his total to $1 million.
- Mitchell loaned his campaign another $170,000, bringing his total to just under $5 million
- UPDATE: Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne comes in with another $100,000 (a loan) bringing her total to $260,000.
- GOP state Rep. Justin Everett put another $64,000 into his campaign for state treasurer, bringing his total to nearly $118,000.
- GOP businessman Brian Watson put $40,000 into his campaign for treasurer, bringing his total to more than $583,000.
- Republican state Rep. Polly Lawrence put $19,800 into her campaign for treasurer. Her investment is more than $162,000.