A little original reporting from one small corner of Colorado’s right-of-center blogosphere: according to a well-placed source, the Bob Schaffer for U.S. Senate campaign is prepared to report 3rd quarter fundraising totals of $802,570. Combined with the $717,047 he raised during the 2nd quarter, Schaffer has compiled $1,519,617 since he began in earnest in May.
The most recent numbers are solid, certainly not stellar – they reflect a slowing of the torrid pace he achieved during the first six weeks of active fundraising. Meanwhile, Schaffer’s Democrat rival – Boulder liberal Rep. Mark Udall – has indicated that his campaign raised more than $1.1 million in the recent quarter.
It seems like a fair assessment to make that the Schaffer campaign is being held back far more by a general Republican donor fatigue than the candidate himself or the mechanics of the campaign. Considering the political climate, Schaffer’s revenue totals are pretty good. The more evidence showing the competitiveness of this race and the consistency of the Republican candidate’s message, we have every reason to believe that fundraising will pick up the pace again. Schaffer is an excellent candidate worth backing.
Cross posted at Schaffer v Udall