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July 16, 2010 07:40 PM UTC

Bennet Reports $2.6 Million Cash on Hand

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  • by: Colorado Pols

The campaign of Sen. Michael Bennet has announced a cash on hand total of $2.6 million, or about $2 million more than both Republicans Jane Norton and Ken Buck have reported. The campaign of Democrat Andrew Romanoff is not releasing fundraising reports itself, which means that we may have to wait at least a week to find out what the Democratic challenger raised in Q2.

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  1. Bennet has spent A LOT — that’s for sure.  This number shows that he is spending far more than he’s raising.

    The second question is how much of that 2.6 is available for the primary?  Pols — did the Bennet campaign state how much of this is in their primary coffer as opposed to general?  Donations from so called “double maxed” donors are only available if Bennet wins the primary.

          1. Bennet can use all of the money for the Primary, but he wouldn’t, because he needs to save it for the General. Bennet will save more money than Romanoff will even raise.

    1. You can use funds raised for the general in the primary.  You can also use funds raised for the primary in the general.  This according to the FEC: http://www.fec.gov/pdf/candgui… at p. 19 (as a large doc it takes a while to load).

      Importantly, should a candidate LOSE the primary election, the candidate must return all donations designated for the general within 60 days.  Id. at p. 18.

  2. If Clinton’s endorsement had provided a big surge, Romanoff would have released his numbers, even if the quarterly total was comparatively low as expected, in order to gain fundraising momentum from the Clinton surge.

    Obviously that didn’t happen.

    1. I think it was the last or 2nd to last day of the quarter.  There was a followup story about an email that went out to hillary donors, which happened early July.

      1. I’d have wanted the Big Dawg here earlier in the quarter.  

        Oh, wait- I’d have wanted his email earlier in the quarter and then his presence mid-way through the quarter.  

        Unless, of course, I didn’t want any stinkin’ outsiders, especially Presidents.

  3. You hardcore Bennet Groupthinkers are so in love with his pile of $ you can’t see his considerable flaws.  And to discuss those flaws is forbidden — “Negativity, man!”  I understand the importance of $ in elections, but do you understand that $ is the bane of our political system?  

    Romanoff is trying to do something about $ in elections right now.  The fierce urgency of now.  Bennet’s plan is to do something about it in the future, I guess.  Like his plan with the public option and various other things that need fixing.  

    1. Gold fever, maybe.

      I have another kind of fever…..and when I get that fever, there’s only one prescription, only one cure: more cowbell!!!!

    2. I think you’re confused. The only reason why AR took the “righteous path” is because he had no other choice. He was being opportunistic. If he  had big money lined up, no way in hell would he have taken the “high road”. That’s what’s wrong with his whole campaign, he’s being politically expedient.

      If it was heartfelt, he would’ve attacked the campaign finance long ago and if my memory serves me right he in fact had a PAC under his own name just last year.  

    3. right before you write this stuff.

      It is entirely conceivable that Bennet’s cash advantage is a reflection of his popularity and recognition of his work in in the Senate like voting for the toughest banking regulations since the Great Depression.  You can argue whether they are strict enough regulations to prevent the bankers from initiating another greedy meltdown but you can’t argue that Bennet sided with Democratic values to re-regulate Wall Street.  Romanoff has little to quibble about Bennet’s votes.

      Bennet had a good quarter as a senator and as a campaigner.  He should be in good position heading into the primary.

        1. When most people put a link in a comment, they don’t put in a link to their own post.

          What you opine isn’t fact.  It’s your own opinion.  To masquerade that opinion as fact is disingenuous.

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