Gail Schwartz Raising Big Money in CD-3 Challenge

Gail Schwartz

Gail Schwartz

This just in…according to a press release from the Congressional campaign of former state Senator Gail Schwartz:

Gail Schwartz, candidate for Congress in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, continued to demonstrate the strength and momentum of her campaign by raising a very impressive $622,960.02 in contributions. As a testament to the efficiency of her grassroots campaign, Schwartz for Congress has $549,421.46 cash-on-hand. Notably, Colorado residents accounted for roughly 70 percent of the individual contributions in the most recent report…

…Fundraising is not the only area in which Schwartz is demonstrating strength. She has received a number of key endorsements, including the League of Conservation Voters, EMILY’s List, Colorado AFL-CIO, Colorado Women’s Leadership Circles of Influence, Blue Dog PAC, and the Sierra Club. She is well known in southern and western Colorado, since she has already represented the counties of the 3rd Congressional District as an elected University of Colorado Regent, and went on to represent 12 of the 3rd Congressional District counties as the State Senator from Senate District 5. And as a tireless campaigner, she will be on the road until Election Day to meet as many residents of the District as possible.

If incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) wasn’t sweating Schwartz’s campaign already, he certainly is now. Since jumping into the race for CD-3 in April, Schwartz has quickly racked up high-profile endorsements and big checks in her bid to unseat Tipton. Schwartz has been mentioned in prior years as a potential challenger in CD-3, and as we’ve said before in this space, she is a savvy candidate with deep money connections who would not have finally entered the race without some strong indications that she could win.

Support for Schwartz’s campaign ramped up quickly, and she should only continue to gain more momentum after such a tremendous fundraising quarter.

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  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    You go girl!  Sending a contribution today on behalf of Duke and Gertie.

  2. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    If incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) wasn’t sweating Schwartz’s campaign already, he certainly is now.

    Scott Tipton has been an abysmal congressman from the perspective of most western slope residents. Our own "corporate cowboy" has loyalties that lie elsewhere. Even a significant number of traditional western slope conservatives have had it with his mediocrity and disloyalty.

    Gail Schwartzs' candidacy is the best chance we have yet had to rid ourselves of our "dead weight" congressman.

  3. flatiron says:

    Just made a contribution. Gail would be terrific for the Western Slope. Her husband is on the Great Outdoors Colorado board — they are both well versed in Western land issues and very passionate about making sure those with less means can access Colorado lands.

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