Indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters raised $519,000 for her unsuccessful campaign for secretary of state between June 23 and July 27, enabling the Republican to cover travel expenses to Las Vegas and pay cost of a recount in the primary contest she lost by nearly 90,000 votes.
The vast majority of the cash, or $506,000, flowed in after the June 28 Republican primary for secretary of state, which was won by former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson. Of that, 72% came from out-of-state donors.
Candidates are allowed to continue raising money after they lose their elections, and Peters’ fundraising during the last period was her campaign’s largest since she announced her bid earlier this year.
Peters’ haul was also the largest among all statewide candidates from June 23 to July 27,…
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