A quick update from the Colorado 7th Congressional District GOP primary campaign trail (isn’t that a mouthful!) … First, the very strong fundraising quarter by Ryan Frazier was noted today in the eighth paragraph of a story by Wall Street Journal reporters Stephanie Simon and Ana Campoy about anti-Beltway sentiment fueling successful races across the country:
In Colorado, a little-known suburban city councilman, Republican Ryan Frazier, raised more money last quarter for his congressional bid than all but one of the state’s incumbent members of the U.S. House.
Meanwhile, already facing an uphill challenge to catch up with Frazier’s money and momentum, Jimmy Lakey bumped across a small obstacle in news from Complete Colorado that he had not been registered to vote for the past 16 months. (Though by all accounts he voted absentee in the 2008 election and has rectified what appears to be a postal error.) He explained the case to Lynn Bartels at the Spot, but it’s probably not what he’d prefer to be talking about so soon after his best week on the campaign trail yet.
Lakey was in attendance at yesterday evening’s Jefferson County Republican Party central committee meeting, along with three other CD 7 contenders: Lang Sias (who got some yard signs posted out front), Mike Sheely and Michael Deming. Frazier and his team were not in attendance but didn’t seem too conspicuous by their absence, since no opportunities were afforded to Congressional candidates to speak.