Romanoff posts biggest fundraising quarter yet with $603K haul


Andrew Romanoff, a Democrat, rallied supporters at Dora’s Mexican Restaurant earlier this year to kick off his campaign for Congress.

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DENVER — Democrat Andrew Romanoff continued his prolific fundraising in the first three months of the new year, posting his campaign’s biggest quarterly haul to date.

Romanoff, the former statehouse Speaker now challenging Congressman Mike Coffman for his 6th District seat, raised $603,520 in the first three months of 2014.

That brings his total cash on hand to above $2.1 million.

Coffman, R-Aurora, is fighting for his political life this year after Democrats successfully re-draw his district, turning a safe GOP seat into a toss-up.

The race is considered to be one of the most competitive House contests in the whole country.

Both Coffman and Romanoff raised more than $2 million in 2013.

That Romanoff is even keeping up with Coffman is a remarkable feat given his decision not to accept money from political action committees, but his donor list is considered to be among the deepest of any politician in the state.

More than 10,000 people, 91 percent of them Colorado residents, have now contributed to his campaign, according to a press release.

“Coloradans want to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class,” Romanoff said in a statement. “That means creating clean-energy jobs, making college more affordable, ensuring equal pay for equal work – exactly the kind of priorities I’ll pursue in Congress.”

Coffman has yet to release his fundraising totals from the year’s first quarter, but the NRCC responded to Romanoff’s numbers.

“Money from special interests and lobbyists can buy a lot of things, but it can’t buy Andrew Romanoff a new voting record,” said the NRCC’s Tyler Q. Houlton.

“Even if Romanoff’s campaign had the trillions of dollars his party has racked up in national debt over the years, he still won’t be able to convince Colorado voters that he will be anything more than a puppet for Nancy Pelosi’s reckless agenda.”

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