Democrat Sal Pace announced today that his campaign for congress in CD-3 raised $165,000 in the third quarter of this year. Those are strong, though not overwhelming numbers, but it’s all relative depending on Rep. Scott Tipton’s fundraising; Tipton brought in just $147,184 in Q2, and if he maintains that poor level of fundraising, then Pace will be in good shape.
Full press release after the jump.
Sal Pace raised $165,000 towards his campaign for Colorado’s Third Congressional District during the most recent fundraising quarter, which ended September 30th. Pace raised more in his first full fundraising quarter than the incumbent, Scott Tipton, did in his last complete quarter. Tipton raised $147,184 in the second quarter of this year.
“It is evident, even in these troubled economic times, that residents of the district want a congressman who will implement commonsense and practical solutions that will bring jobs back to our communities and help turn around the economy,” said Pace. “I understand I am the underdog in this race, but our grassroots support demonstrates that our campaign is gaining traction every day.”
Since announcing his campaign on June 1st, Sal Pace has raised more than a quarter-million dollars. With three months still remaining in the fundraising year, this is the most raised by a non-incumbent in the Third Congressional District during the twelve months prior to election year. The campaign will report having $212,000 cash on hand headed into the final fundraising quarter of 2011.
In contrast, in the year prior to winning the seat, Tipton only raised $109,981 during the entirety of 2009.
– 917 individuals contributed to Pace’s campaign in the third quarter, bringing the campaign total to more than 1,200 individual donors since June 1st;
– Ninety-two percent of all individual donors reside in Colorado;
– More than three-quarters of all individual contributors gave an average of $100 or less to the Pace campaign.