This past quarter’s fundraising numbers look even better for Colorado GOP treasurer candidate Walker Stapleton than I reported a couple days ago. His $138,211 take was not just a record for non-incumbents, but a record for any candidate ever in a Colorado treasurer’s race.
Incumbent Democrat treasurer Cary Kennedy was blown away by more than two-to-one — as she only raised $65,999 during the past three months. The result for Stapleton is a cash-on-hand advantage of more than $53,000 over Kennedy.
Rocky Mountain Right further takes Cary Kennedy’s campaign to task for the last-minute desperate plea for money that suggested she was near the $100,000 mark on the last day of the fundraising period (or maybe just $34,000 away):
This suggests that she and her campaign were doing an awful job keeping track of their finances and had no idea where they were at or they were vastly over-estimating their ability to take in cash. Neither is a quality that is especially desirable in a treasurer.
Meanwhile, the Stapleton campaign is off to an impressive start. It’s getting harder for fellow Republicans J.J. Ament and Muhammad Ali Hasan to sit on the fence. The need grows apparent for them either to hurry up and get in the race to limit Stapleton’s significant head start on fundraising, or to bow out so Stapleton can focus on Cary Kennedy.