Holtzman leads funding in gubernatorial campaign | SummitDaily.com

Holtzman leads funding in gubernatorial campaign

DENVER – Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Holtzman continued to lead in campaign fundraising with $1.6 million, including $383,000 during the latest quarter, leaving him with $802,000 in the bank, campaign officials said Monday.GOP Rep. Bob Beauprez trailed with $1.3 million, counting $381,000 raised during the latest quarter, leaving him with $826,000 in the bank.Holtzman’s spokesman, Dick Leggitt, said voters are already voting with their pocketbooks.”At this point in time, we’ve raised more money for governor than in the history of Colorado,” Leggitt said.Beauprez said he will announce his candidacy on Tuesday and that he was pleased with a solid fundraising quarter. “We’re going to keep the momentum going as we take a message of principled conservative leadership and an optimistic vision out on the road this week,” Beauprez said.Democrat Bill Ritter did not return a phone call seeking his figures.Breckenridge resident Gary Lindstrom, a freshman state representative and former coroner running for the Democratic nomination, said he can’t compete with the large sums being raised. He said he picked up about $4,000 in the past few weeks because he only accepts individual donations, bringing his total for the entire campaign to $12,028. “That’s the reason I’m using a grass roots campaign,” he said.

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