Tancredo Leads GOP Field In Money Raised Ahead Of Colorado Primary

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With less than a week to go before the Colorado Republican gubernatorial primary,  former Congressman Tom Tancredo leads the Republican field in the amount of money his campaign has raised.

Tancredo has raised a total of $792,778, according to the campaign finance reports filed Monday with the Colorado Secretary of State, the last of such reports that will be available before next Tuesday’s primary.

Tancredo is facing off against former congressman Bob Beauprez, who has raised a total of $306,499; Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who has raised $534,813; and former state senate majority leader Mike Kopp, who raised $266,348.

Beauprez leads the GOP field in the most raised during the recent reporting period, with a total of $47,749.

Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, however, has raised a million dollars more than all four potential competitors combined — $2,944,740. He also has raised substantially more during the reporting period — $142,737 — and has nearly $1 million in cash on hand. Comparatively, Beauprez, who has the most cash on hand of any of the Republican contenders, has just $43,637.

Tancredo has long touted his fundraising chops, noting that his support has come from more than 10,000 individual donors.

“That’s more individual donors than Hickenlooper and my opponents combined,” he said in a press release.

Tancredo also has a slight edge on his Republican opponents in a head-to-head race with Hickenlooper, trailing by only seven points, according to the latest poll by Quinnipiac University. The others are nine-10 points behind the incumbent, and are also faring slighting worse than Tancredo among Colorado’s critical unaffiliated voters.

Tancredo, who has always fashioned himself as being outside the party mainstream, called on conservatives to unite behind him on Tuesday.

“If this doesn’t happen, we will end up with the candidate selected by the party bosses,” he said in a press release. “This would squash the conservative revolt that we’ve helped start and our hopes of taking back our government for the people will be gone with it.”

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