Ex-CSU AD Leads Republican US Senate Candidates In Fundraising

· Jun. 21, 2016, 2:36 pm

The latest fundraising in the U.S. GOP Senate primary shows former CSU athletic director Jack Graham outraising his rivals.

Graham has raised more than $400,000 so far, and loaned his campaign another $1.5 million.

He’s one of two candidates who’ve poured their own money into the race. Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha has loaned his campaign at least $1 million. Blaha’s most recent fundraising numbers – for April and May – are not yet available.

Former state lawmaker John Kaiser has brought in around $400,000. Former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier’s fundraising stands at more than $250,000. Both men also loaned their campaigns roughly $150,000.

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn was the party’s favorite at the GOP state convention, but his fundraising has lagged. He’s collected only $137,000 so far.

Whoever wins the GOP Senate primary next week faces an uphill fundraising battle in the general election. Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet currently has $5.7 million in his war chest.

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