Bring on the Nov. 6 and all the campaign cash that goes with it!
It’s a campaign filing day, summing up cash raised in the month after the June 26 primary. We’ll track things here all day, updating as candidates and committees file.
With fewer candidates in statewide races, we’re adding some Senate contests to the mix. Republicans hold a one-vote majority there, and are heavily focused on keeping it, while Democrats vie to gain control.
Take a look at the chart and let me know on Twitter if there’s anything to add.
Democratic Congressman Jared Polis put another $1.6 million into his campaign kitty, bringing his personal total to almost $12.9 million. He has nearly $1.3 million in cash. Will that be spent on TV ads anytime soon?
Meanwhile, Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton raised more than $252,000 in July. Of that, $80,000 came from the Colorado Republican Party and another $14,000 came from state Rep. Laing Sias’ campaign fund.
Stapleton is getting considerable help from the Republican Governors Association (see below), and about $302,000 in cash.
Also Wednesday, Polis was among several Colorado candidates endorsed by former President Barack Obama.
Democrat Phil Weiser received more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind from the state Democratic Party, part of the nearly $253,000 he raised. He has about $267,000 in the bank. Weiser also received Obama’s seal of approval Wednesday.
Republican candidate George Brauchler raised only about $31,000, but without facing a primary still has $233,000 in cash. And he’s getting help from a nation GOP group.
Secretary of State
Incumbent Wayne Williams, a Republican, raised about $10,600 and has more than $126,000 in cash.
Jena Griswold, his challenger, raised more than $102,000 in July, but has only $73,000 in cash. That’s because she’s paid for about $300,000 worth of TV ads to air in October. And she, too, scored an Obama endorsement.
Republican businessman Brian Watson raised $6,245, and has $5,400 in the bank. He spent $574,000 of his own money in a tough three-way primary.
Democratic state Rep. Dave Young raised nearly $36,000 and has nearly $52,000 in the bank.
Incumbent GOP Sen. Tim Neville collected nearly $17,000 in July, and has almost $121,000 in cash. Democrat Tammy Story brought in about $44,000 in the competitive Senate District 16 contest in Jefferson County. She has nearly $182,000 in the bank.
In Jefferson County’s Senate District 22, Democratic state Rep. Jessie Danielson raised more than $63,000 in the last month, compared with about $13,000 raised by Republican Christine Jensen. Danielson has more than $148,000 in the bank to Jensen’s $4,800.
In Adams County’s Senate District 24, Democratic state Rep. Faith Winter outraised incumbent GOP Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik by nearly 10 times, with about $47,000 to Martinez Humenik’s $4,700.
Winter has $173,000 in cash, to Martinez Humenik’s$39,000.
In Lakewood’s Senate District 22, an open seat, Democratic state Rep. Brittany Pettersen raised nearly $75,000 in the last month, and has more than $96,000 in the bank. Her Republican opponent Tony Sanchez raised less than $4,700 and has $52,000 in cash.
Pettersen, Danielson, Story and Winter all picked up endorsements from Obama on Wednesday.
The Republican Governors Association put $1 million into a state-level super PAC, which spent $874,153 on TV ads and $45,000 on digital ads. That $1 million is a bit more than the amount Coloradans have donated to the national group.
Meanwhile, Better Colorado Now, the super PAC that supported Stapleton during the primary is down to about $18,000 in the bank. But the group spent $8,000 on polling at the end of June.
Bold Colorado, the super PAC supporting Polis, took in no new cash and spent about $43,000 on consulting and fundraising. The group is left with $6,000 for now.
In the AG race, Colorado Freedom received more than $647,000 from the Republican Attorneys General Association. The group spent more than $477,000 on TV ads supporting Brauchler and about $30,000 on digital advertising.
Meanwhile, in non-candidate action, the oil-and-gas juggernaut Protecting Colorado received another nearly $2 million from Anadarko Petroleum, which has donated nearly $4.5 million of the group’s $13 million raised.
The group spent more than $1.5 million in July, mostly on signature collection. It is battling a measure to create a 2,500 setback for oil and gas development, while supporting a measure forcing local governments to pay landowners if regulations reduce the value of their property.
Spending and contributions include in-kind donations.
|Office||Candidate||Party||Raised June 28 - July 27||Total Raised||Total Spent||Cash on hand||Loans||Self-Funding||Notes|
|Attorney General||George Brauchler||Republican||$30,661||$404,355||$167,651||$232,719|
|Attorney General||Phil Weiser||Democrat||$252,711||$1,805,173||$1,537,827||$267,347||$6,756|
|Secretary of State||Jena Griswold||Democrat||$102,415||$504,788||$432,424||$73,023|
|Secretary of State||Wayne Williams||Republican||$10,595||$193,768||$64,772||$126,236|
|Senate District 16||Tim Neville||Republican||$16,963||$137,541||$17,467||$120,566|
|Senate District 16||Tammy Story||Democrat||$44,060||$193,186||$44,893||$181,582|
|Senate District 20||Jessie Danielson||Democrat||$63,338||$170,279||$21,784||$148,465|
|Senate District 20||Christine Jensen||Republican||$13,158||$63,939||$82,918||$4,820||$17,476|
|Senate District 22||Brittany Pettersen||Democrat||$74,664||$135,100||$38,660||$96,440|
|Senate District 22||Tony Sanchez||Republican||$4,653||$70,764||$21,573||$52,142|
|Senate District 24||Beth Martinez Humenik||Republican||$4,719||$57,985||$29,373||$38,901||$1,233|
|Senate District 24||Faith Winter||Democrat||$47,010||$235,220||$62,136||$173,084|