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A little sleep and some time to crunch numbers yielded this fun fact:
Marilyn Musgrave reported 309 itemized donors from Colorado (donors who gave more than $200) and 336 itemized donors outside Colorado.
Betsy Markey reported 408 itemized Colorado donors and 71 donors outside Colorado.
MARKEY REACHES $1 MILLION RAISED
Betsy Markey, a small business owner and Democratic candidate for Congress in Colorado’s Fourth District, raised $389,566 for the second quarter of 2008 and will report $580,059 cash on hand – breaking all previous fundraising records for Democrats running in this district. As of July 15, Markey had crossed the $1 million raised mark.
Republican Marilyn Musgrave reported raising $279,629 for the 2nd quarter, meaning Markey outraised her opponent by jusy shy of $110,000.
The previous record for Democratic fundraising in the 4th congressional district was set in July 2006 by Angie Paccione, who raised $301,652 for the second quarter of 2006 and reported $382,103 cash on hand at the end of June 2006. Paccione had raised $700,236 overall for the cycle at the end of the second quarter of 2006.
Markey’s support came from donors of all income groups, every county in the district and all political persuasions. Of the over 2000 people who donated to the Markey campaign in the second quarter, 779 donors gave $25 or less – and 100 of them gave $5 or less. Markey received donations from citizens of all 18 counties in the district.
“I’ve been honored by the outpouring of support for the campaign over the last three months,” said Markey. “This unprecedented level of financial support for my campaign indicates that our message of positive change is really resonating with voters in the district. I am particularly touched that nearly 800 people gave $25 or less for this quarter alone.”
The Markey campaign added 1,234 new donors this quarter, with 3,377 donors overall for the cycle. Of the contributions given this quarter, 79% of them were from in state and the average contribution was around $60.