Bennet Raises Another $2 Million, Warchest at $4.3 Million

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Denver)

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Denver)

Colorado Republicans have had a difficult time trying to recruit a candidate to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in 2016, a task that grows more difficult by the day. As Lynn Bartels reports for the Denver Post, Bennet raised $2 million for his re-election for the second straight quarter and is now sitting on a warchest of more than $4.3 million.

Optimistic Republicans like to point to the fact that Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) defeated Democrat Mark Udall in 2014 despite waiting until the end of February to launch his campaign, but that’s more footnote than foreshadowing when it comes to 2016. Bennet has a well-deserved reputation as one of the top fundraisers in Congress, but it’s still an impressive feat even when you know it’s coming.




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  1. FrankUnderwood says:

    Never been a fund like the Foundation Eva Peron……

  2. Progressicat says:

    We have the best government that money can buy.
    – Mark Twain

  3. Gilpin Guy says:

    Wonder if he matches Bernie for number of donors for those dollars?

    Not really although it would be interesting to see how skewed it is.

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      Bernie was in Martha's Vineyard this past weekend brushing elbows with the rich and famous, and hoping to pick up some donations. To which I say…..good for him!

  4. Duke Cox says:

    Bennet has a well-deserved reputation as one of the top fundraisers in Congress,

    and we know why…don't we?

  5. Zappatero says:

    we know what money can't buy. hope he's picked up on that as well and pulls a Willie Brown on someone:

    Two days before the fast-track vote, Obama was a few votes shy of having the filibuster-proof majority he needed. Ron Wyden and seven other Senate Democrats announced they were on the fence on 12 May, distinguishing themselves from the Senate’s 54 Republicans and handful of Democrats as the votes to sway.

    In just 24 hours, Wyden and five of those Democratic holdouts – Michael Bennet of Colorado, Dianne Feinstein of California, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, and Bill Nelson of Florida – caved and voted for fast-track.

    Bennet, Murray, and Wyden – all running for re-election in 2016 – received $105,900 between the three of them. Bennet, who comes from the more purple state of Colorado, got $53,700 in corporate campaign donations between January and March 2015, according to Channing’s research.

    • BlueCat says:

      Pretty sure Bennet was going to vote for fast track anyway so they could have saved themselves some dough.

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        That's just your "little people" thinking.  As Fitzgerald noted, the rich are different than you and me.  It isn't the giving — $53,700 probably isn't enough to finance the gilding on these guys toilet paper holders, throw-away change.  It's the accepting — that implied social contract.   The receiving of one's tribute (as well as the wink-wink-nod-nod of more to come.)  ("Moisten your parched beak in my bottomless reservoir of quid, guvnah' you just keeps the proper pro quoing, eh?")

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