Setting a record fundraising quarter for a non-incumbent candidate for State Treasurer, Republican businessman Walker Stapleton raised $138,211 â€“ with two-thirds of donors being Colorado residents. The three-month effort leaves the Stapleton campaign with more than $126,000 cash on hand as Stapleton prepares to take on the incumbent Democrat.
The Stapleton campaign set the new fundraising record despite the challenges of a difficult economic climate and limitations on donations due to Amendment 54. Stapleton credits the results to his strong, pro-taxpayer message and growing dissatisfaction with one-party rule at the State Capitol.
Stapleton, a conservative Denver area businessman, has made a strong statement with the reported earnings and cash on hand. No doubt it has secured the attention of current office holder Cary Kennedy.