August 16, 2022

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Colorado’s Republican primary sees lopsided cash as candidates self fund

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The Republican U.S. Senate primary in Colorado is a David vs. Goliath battle in terms of campaign cash.

First-time candidate Joe O’Dea had about 38 times more cash on hand to begin April than his opponent, state Rep. Ron Hanks. The two are vying to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, but must first survive a June 28 primary.

Both Hanks and O’Dea, who owns a construction company, have donated their own money to their campaigns, a trend across Colorado’s 2022 congressional contests, according to quarterly campaign finance disclosures filed Friday.

Of the 42 candidates contending for Colorado’s eight U.S. House seats and the U.S. Senate, 29 put a combined nearly $4.6 million of their own cash into their campaigns. Of those, 10 candidates who spent nearly $1.2 million…

Sandra Fish

2022-04-18 10:07:35

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