Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ground Zero on Money - $100 Million Senate Race

Mark Matthews, The Denver Post’s D.C. reporter, adds up the money and finds Colorado spending on the U.S. Senate race alone is above $80 million as of the September 30 reports compiled by various media and good government non-profits (Center for Responsible Politics, Colorado Public Radio).

Once again, the misnomer that Republicans are better funded is refuted. Udall raised nearly twice as much as Gardner. It is the independent money that is keeping Gardner competitive in the race, which explains why Democrats are so opposed to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which provides new sources of revenue for independent campaigns.

It is very likely the race will raise and spend more than $100 million before November 4.

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