Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper will report some $1.1 million raised in the first part of 2010. Release follows, says spokesman George Merritt, “John Hickenlooper did not enter the race for governor until Jan. 16 and still needed to assemble a staff. Thanks to our enthusiastic support across the state, we were able to overcome that disadvantage.”
Damn right they did. This is the superb fundraising prowess we knew Hickenlooper would unleash on this race, and he didn’t disappoint. We’ve heard rumors that GOP opponent Scott McInnis’ take was
also not too shabby not nearly enough, the rumor we heard was considerably more (see update below)–it’s going to need to be a figure of the kind we’ve never seen from him before to stay competitive against Hickenlooper’s now-clear advantage.
UPDATE: The Denver Post’s Karen Crummy reports McInnis raised $550,000. We don’t actually have anything to spin here, as the words “double his opponent” require none.
HICKENLOOPER FOR COLORADO THANKS MORE THAN 5,000 DONORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT
Hickenlooper for Colorado announced Wednesday our overwhelming support from more than 5,000 individual donors in the campaign’s first fundraising period.
“Entering the race for governor was not a decision we made lightly,” Hickenlooper said. “The encouragement we have received since then has been humbling. We want to thank the thousands who believe our pragmatic approach to business and public service will be successful without the typical partisan attacks. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
The past couple of months have been a scramble. John Hickenlooper did not enter the race for governor until Jan. 16 and still needed to assemble a staff. Thanks to our enthusiastic support across the state, we were able to overcome that disadvantage.
Next week our campaign will report raising more than $1.1 million for the period, based on an initial analysis of fundraising totals. The campaign will report ending the period with nearly $880,000 on-hand.