We've scrolled through the fundraising reports for state legislative candidates, and after the jump you can see how some of the top races are playing out thus far. The top fundraiser in Colorado (among legislative candidates) is Democrat Alec Garnett, whose HD-2 warchest has grown to $35,467.
As of today, Democrats hold a 37-28 advantage in the State House and a 20-15 advantage in the State Senate. We have not included candidates for the 2013 recall elections in SD-3 (Giron) and SD-11 (Morse). We also did not include races where there are not at least two candidates who have reported fundraising figures, with the exception of SD-5 (where Democrat Kerry Donovan just filed his candidacy papers in July).
(Click here to our post analyzing the Q1 reports)
State House (HD-2)
Denver, Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D) termed
Seat will be decided in Democratic Primary
|Alec Garnett (D)||$17,359||$35,467|
|Owen Perkins (D)||$18,571||$9,200*|
|Aaron Silverstein (D)||$13,145**||$13,083|
*Perkins' campaign spent $11,549 in Q2
**Includes $7,750 candidate contribution
State House (HD-35)
Adams County, Rep. Cherilyn Peniston (D) termed
|Faith Winter (D)||$22,206||$21,151|
|Brian Vande Krol (R)||$754.29||$10,406|
State House (HD-37)
Arapahoe County, Rep. Spencer Swalm (R) termed.
|Marlo Alston (D)||$1,950||$2,245|
|Michael Fields (R)||$4,170||$8,625|
State Senate (SD-5)
Snowmass/Glenwood Springs, Sen. Gail Schwartz (D) termed.
|Don Suppes (R)||$3,226||$1,104|
|Kerry Donovan (D)||n/a***|
|***Donovan filed as candidate on 7/1/13|
State Senate (SD-11)
Colorado Springs, Sen. John Morse (D) termed. Note that the names listed here are candidates for the 2014 election, not the 2013 recall election.
|Mike Maday (D)||$7,380||$11,162|
|Mike Merrifield (D)||$9,235||$8,637|
State Senate (SD-16)
West Jefferson County. Neville was drawn out of old seat in redistricting.
|Sen. Jeanne Nicholson (D)||$4,910||$7,667|
|Tim Neville (R)||$9,072||$26,872|
State Senate (SD-22)
Central Jefferson County. Andy Kerr was elected to newly-drawn SD-22 in 2012, but must run for full term in 2014.
|Sen. Andy Kerr (D)||$12,125||$15,390|
|Mario Nicolais (R)||$10,982||$6,274|
|Tony Sanchez (R)||$1,124||$412.24|