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Coffman, battling to retain 6th C.D. seat, raises $593K in first quarter

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, harshly criticizing Dept. of Defense Comptroller Robert Hale during a congressional hearing earlier this month.

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, harshly criticizing Dept. of Defense Comptroller Robert Hale during a congressional hearing earlier this month.

DENVER — Congressman Mike Coffman, perhaps the most vulnerable incumbent in the country, raised $593,775 in the first quarter of 2014, keeping up a furious fundraising pace alongside his Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff.

Coffman, R-Aurora, now has $1.85 million cash on hand as he fights to retain his 6th District seat, which Democrats re-drew last year and changed from a safe GOP seat to a pure toss-up.

Romanoff, the former Democratic statehouse Speaker, raised $603,520 in the first three months of the year and has a total of $2.1 million cash on hand.

Coffman’s campaign brushed off Romanoff’s fundraising prowess in a statement accompanying its own totals.

“$600k is a nice haul, but it is going to take a lot more than that for Speaker Romanoff to obscure his Bromance with Obamacare,” said Coffman campaign manager Tyler Sandberg.

Both campaigns posted their best fundraising quarters to date as the race begins to engage.