UPDATE (1:14pm): Stapleton’s campaign has been fined by the Secretary of State’s office for failing to meet reporting deadline requirements (scroll to bottom).
We’ll have a full roundup of the Q4 (2017) fundraising numbers a bit later; perhaps by then Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton will have finally filed his report that was due before Midnight.
Last week Stapleton’s campaign leaked out news that it had raised a record amount of money in Q4, but we’re still waiting for confirmation of those figures because…well, according to one of Stapleton’s top advisors, it’s the Secretary of State’s fault:
FYI – for those watching closely. Stapleton camp tried to file report last night. Some kind of glitch (technical glitches are above my pay grade)-working with SOS office to fix and get filed ASAP. Sorry for delay, again we will file ASAP once sorted out. #copolitics
— Michael Fortney (@mkfortney) January 17, 2018
It’s worth noting here that no other major campaign in Colorado failed to report its Q4 fundraising report before last night’s deadline.
In fairness, Walker was taking a cash bath, ala Scrooge McDuck, last night and hadn't toweled off in time to get his report in.
Hmmm… The cynic in me wonders if maybe filing a day late somehow generates some free media with their candidate alone in the spotlight.
It's that or come up with an old domestic violence arrest.
any publicity is good publicity as long as the candidate’s name is spelled correctly.
He hauled in just shy of a million, having given himself 260k. He only spent 140,000 or so, so he has about 875,000 on hand.