Colorado’s 2020 Senate Race Is Getting More Expensive. Cory Gardner Still Leads The Pack
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner raised $2 million in the final quarter of 2019 for his re-election campaign. That brings him close to $8 million total.
“Senator Gardner's historic 2019 fundraising puts us in an incredible position,” campaign manager Casey Contres said in a statement. “His large cash on hand advantage over all of his far-left, Democrat opponents will allow our campaign to get our message out about all Cory has done for this state.”
Gardner's $7.75 million reported by his campaign is more than twice what his leading Democratic opponent has raised. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper told CPR News earlier this month that his campaign has $3.2 million. Most of that money was made up of smaller donations of $200 or less.
According to the Federal Election Commission, two other Democratic candidates have also filed as of Friday:
- Michelle Ferrigno Warren: $23,890
- Diana Bray: $6,069
There are at least a dozen candidates still vying for Gardner's seat. They all must submit their latest numbers by January 31.
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