Ex-CSU AD Leads Republican US Senate Candidates In Fundraising

June 21, 2016

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.