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Udall raises $1.1 million in 4th quarter, nears $5 million mark

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, faces reelection in November.

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, faces reelection in November.

DENVER — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, his campaign told FOX31 Denver Tuesday.

That brings the senator’s cash on hand total to $4.7 million.

An official report will be filed later this month.

Udall, who faces reelection in the fall, has been among the top 10 fundraisers in the Senate to date.

His race is not ranked among the top 10 most competitive battles this fall, when Democrats will have to defend a number of seats in red states that they won back in 2008 thanks to the Obama wave.

But there’s speculation Udall may be more vulnerable than many expected, especially given revelations this week that his office may have pressured the Colorado Dept. of Insurance to revise its estimated number of people who lost their insurance plan as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

That said, Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar told lawmakers Monday that the inquiries from Udall’s office weren’t out of the ordinary or meant to intimidate her staff.

Several Republicans are vying for the GOP’s U.S. Senate nomination, including Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, state Sens. Owen Hill and Randy Baumgardner, and state Rep. Amy Stephens.

6 comments

  • The TRUTH

    We all know who you are. Put your funding $$ back into the schools instead of wasting it on advertising. Most folks don’t watch commercials on TV. Just a suggestion and a challenge to you Mr. Udall.

  • Fast45

    Fire every incumbent this election. Not one of them deserves your vote for another term.

    If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always gotten.

  • DR Commish

    WOW…. Socialist Progressives sure seem to have a lot of money these days….

    (btw… Nice “spin” on Udall’s office lobbying Colorado’s Dept. of Insurance, to revise their devastating figures, or (at the very least) revise their definition of what qualified as a cancellation…

    Democrat Audacity at it’s finest.

  • dapandico

    At the height of controversy surrounding President Obama’s promises on the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s office worked assiduously to revise press accounts that 249,000 Coloradans received health care cancellation notices. Because the 249,000 figure was produced inside the Colorado Division of Insurance, Udall’s office lobbied that agency to revise the figure, or revise their definition of what qualified as a cancellation.

    From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues:

    Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected 249,199 people. They want to trash our numbers. I’m holding strong while we get more details. Many have already done early renewals. Regardless, they received cancellation notices.

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