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June 17, 2024 01:10 PM UTC

Four Races + 16 Candidates = Shockingly Bad Fundraising Numbers

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  • by: Colorado Pols

Last week we got a peek at the last batch of federal fundraising numbers that will be available before the June 25th Primary Election in Colorado. There is a very obvious theme that emerges when you peruse the numbers: Republican candidates for Congress aren’t raising squat — particularly by comparison to their Democratic counterparts.

Take a look at these fundraising TOTALS for the entire 2024 election cycle:

 

 

 

 

Now, compare these numbers to the fundraising totals of just TWO Democratic candidates: Adam Frisch in CO-03 and Rep. Yadira Caraveo in CO-08:

The 16 candidates running in four Republican Primary Elections have raised a combined total of $8,624,917.

If you remove Boebert from that total, the other 15 candidates have raised $4,843,742 — or about one-fourth of what Frisch and Caraveo have raised combined. About $1 million of that total also comes from candidate loans, so the 15 Republicans not named Boebert are really getting less than $4 million in contributions from other people.

It’s true that these numbers don’t account for money being spent in these races by outside committees, particularly Americans for Prosperity (or by the Colorado Republican Party itself, in the case of Dave Williams). But these figures also don’t account for third-party money that will be spent to help Frisch and Caraveo later this summer and into the fall.

By every metric, the Colorado Republican Party is a complete mess. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that GOP candidates for Congress are having trouble outraising candidates for State Senate in Colorado.

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12 thoughts on “Four Races + 16 Candidates = Shockingly Bad Fundraising Numbers

  1. I'm not going to check, but I strongly suspect all the candidates with big debt favor something like a balanced budget amendment, when they themselves can't handle paying for mailers and ads, let alone national defense and infrastructure.

    1. Someone in that district who, oh I don't know might be interested in opposition research, could have a pretty interesting day compiling the amounts of her expenditures that have stayed in that District, or in the State, as opposed to flowing out to the swamp she claims to want to drain. One local expenditure does stand out: Halo Hair, in Loveland, for "debate prep."

        1. Well, I wasn't going to say anything but since you invited me to do so, KW …..

          At the risk of being accused of objectifying AOC, I must say that she is an attractive woman who comports herself with dignity and class, unlike her ideological opposing bookend, Lauren Boebert. I mean, AOC has never been thrown out of a theater for giving her boyfriend a handjob while vaping. Or was it a blowjob while fanning smoke?

          BTW, KW, is it NPC to say that an attractive woman is attractive, or is that misogynistic? Asking for a friend.

  2. I'm really impressed with the Dems (Caraveo and Frisch) fundraising numbers.

    Yes, SCOTUS has given us a system where $$$$ equals speech, and more $$$$ means louder speech.

    Our side adapted to these rules much better than the other side.

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