Monday, April 9, 2012

Colorado’s Competitive Congressional Races Hit $2 Million Per Candidate

In the 2010 highly charged congressional elections, candidates hit $2 million in contributions (not counting independent expenditures).

Democrats defending seats spent more than Republicans on the attack.  But, of course, it was a Republican surge year (they took back the House of Representatives with a historic 63-seat pick up).

Notice two Democrats in competitive seats lost even with superior money – Markey vs. Gardner (4th CD) and Salazar vs. Tipton (3rd CD).

Kurtis Lee in his Denver Post blog reports Mike Coffman has already raised $1.37 million, with a rich $532,000 taken in during the first three months of this year.

It remains to be seen if Democrat Joe Miklosi will make a race of it.  On paper, the district is competitive.


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