Beauprez flexes fundraising muscle with 58-day $443K haul

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Bob Beauprez talks to FOX31 Denver about launching a late campaign for governor.

DENVER — Bob Beauprez got into the governor’s race in late February, in part, because his fellow Republicans weren’t putting up impressive numbers on the fundraising front.

On Monday, Beauprez underlined his own fundraising prowess — and personal resources — by posting a $443,874 haul in the first 58 days of his campaign, roughly half of which came out of his own bank account.

“I continue to be humbled by the overwhelming support I’m receiving from across the state,” said Beauprez in a statement from his campaign. “I see these latest fundraising numbers as a win not only for my campaign but for all of Colorado.”

Tom Tancredo’s campaign also posted that it raised $283,914 between Jan. 1 and April 30 — but it spent even more over that period: $291,798.

Tancredo now has  $111,160 cash on hand.

Scott Gessler and Mike Kopp have yet to release their fundraising numbers.

Earlier Monday, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s campaign announced that it had raised $984,564 in the year’s first fundraising period, bringing its overall cash on hand figure to $1.65 million, the highest May 5 fundraising number posted by any Colorado gubernatorial candidate since new contribution limits were put in place.

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