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Hickenlooper campaign tops $1 million mark; Tancredo outpaces GOP rivals

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the floor of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the floor of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s reelection campaign raised $420,588 during the last fundraising quarter of 2013, his campaign announced Wednesday night.

That brings the campaign’s total cash on hand number to $1,047,975.

“We appreciate the strong support from Coloradans across the state for our re-election campaign,” Hickenlooper said. “We are proud of our record of problem-solving by reaching across the aisle and getting work done. We look forward to more great work in 2014.”

For the second straight quarter, former Congressman Tom Tancredo leads the field of potential GOP challengers on the fundraising front.

Tancredo raised $191,985 in the final fundraising quarter of 2013, and has $109,174 on hand heading into primary season, according to his campaign.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler raised $123,512 in the fourth quarter and now has $114,195 cash on hand, the most of any Republican candidate.

Former Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp raised $103,833 in the last fundraising quarter of 2013, according to financial reports filed Wednesday.

It was the first indication of Kopp’s fundraising ability after the candidate entered the race late enough in the third quarter that he wasn’t required to post a report.

On Twitter, Kopp thanked supporters for helping him reach his goal of $100,000.

A closer look at the candidate’s report shows that Kopp wouldn’t have hit that target if not for his own $8,217 personal check to his campaign.

State Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, raised $51,595 in the fourth quarter, bringing his total cash on hand to $45,746.

9 comments

  • Jimmy

    Watch out for Senator Brophy. His campaign is building momentum. He won the recent RLC Straw Poll and the Colorado PPP Poll. He was the only one that polling said could beat Hick. After Tancredos recent gun debacle his campaign is sunk.

  • NativeColoRN

    …out of state money to be urinated into the wind. Chickenlooper is done! REMEMBER: the FORCED ineffective gun laws, Nathan Dunlop(Chuck E Cheese murder), Change in voter registration…and the list continues!

  • Essie Clovington

    Tancredo? Again? Really? Mr. limited terms but hey I need to stay, “the people need me”, Mr. Immigrants are the source of all our problems, Mr. I want to change gun laws because of one emotional incident, ugh…really? Didn’t he get his chance already? Why should we bring him back? Looking at his history, I am not too impressed. But nor do I like Hickenlooper yet again. What’s a body to do?

  • Fast45

    When the average crowd at Republican rallies look more demographically similar to those attending Democratic functions, then the Repubs have a chance to regain power. If they look and sound more like a Sunday morning congregation, then the Repubs lose and the voters are screwed. Dems SHOULD be easy marks in 2014, but …

    Duh, your bills get squashed. Have some more debates about evolution, or whether or not Hobby Lobby has to provide heathcare to women … then wonder why, there are so few Repubs.

  • Mario

    Smell that? That’s out of state, special interest money Hickenlooper is getting. Dirty liberal money. Filthy progressive money. Money that is extorted from other Americans forced to pay union dues for unions that they do not want to join.

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