Lonely Republican CO-GOV Nominee Dan Maes Raised Only $14K In September


Colorado Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes was already nearly out of friends. Now he’s almost out of funds.According to reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State, Maes raised just $14,467 from Sept. 2-15, and ended the period with $23,963 in the bank.

Compare Maes’ fundraising with that of his two challengers in the race: Democrat John Hickenlooper took in $218,388 in the period, and boasts a $228,629 ending balance — nearly ten times Maes’ cash on hand total. And third-party candidate Tom Tancredo, who’s been going after Maes hard, raised $120,468 in the period, and has $80,503 in the bank.

The TPM Poll Average for the race shows Hickenlooper (46.2%) leading Maes (22.1%) and Tancredo (21.0%).

(h/t AP)


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