Treasurer Candidate Walker Stapleton Extends GOP Fundraising Lead

Update: Incumbent Democratic state treasurer Cary Kennedy raised $70,000 in the last quarter and has $173,674 on hand — which puts her squarely between Stapleton and Ament.

With state campaign finance reports due today, GOP state treasurer candidate Walker Stapleton boasts another strong fundraising quarter:

DENVER—Republican businessman Walker Stapleton announced today that he has now raised more than $310,000 for his 2010 campaign to unseat Democrat incumbent State Treasurer Cary Kennedy. That figure includes over $65,000 raised in the last quarter of 2009.

Stapleton’s efforts leave him with more than $270,000 cash on hand….

A quick glance on the Secretary of State’s new campaign finance reporting site shows that Stapleton’s chief Republican rival J.J. Ament pulled in just under $50,000 during the final three months of 2009. He has $93,676 on hand.

As of 5:25 PM, incumbent Democrat Cary Kennedy had yet to file a report. I’ll post an update for comparison when I see that it’s come in.

By comparison, Republican treasurer candidate Mark Hillman — running uncontested in the primary — at this point four years ago had $125,415 in the bank.

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