July 15 is the filing date for second-quarter fundraising for congressional campaigns, with a table tracking filings below.
This is the second filing for Colorado candidates in two months because of the June 25 primary that required an advance filing on June 12.
But they metric is cash on hand – how much do the candidates have left to spend?, especially come Labor Day, when voters start to pay attention to the campaigns.
CD6: Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff bests Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman in totals for the quarter and cash on hand. Romanoff spent some of that cash last week in fall advertising buys.
CD5: Incumbent GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn comes off a tough primary win facing another ex-military foe in Democrat Irv Halter. And Halter has more than two and a half times the cash on hand as Lamborn, and outraised the incumbent during the entire second quarter.
CD4: State Sen. Scott Renfroe sank another $70,000 into his campaign in the weeks before losing the primary to Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, bringing his loan total to his campaign to $270,000. But fourth-place finisher Steve Laffey put $350,000 of his own cash into the race. Even Buck put $20,000 into his campaign just before the primary. Only Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer didn’t loan her campaign cash for the primary. Meanwhile, Buck’s Democratic challenger Vic Meyers has less than $4,000 in the bank.
CD3: Incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton has more than $782,000 in the bank after outraising Democratic challenger Abel Tapia $189,435 to $102,212 for the quarter.
CD2: Republican challenger George Leing continues to trail incumbent Democratic Rep. Jared Polis.
CD7: Incumbent Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter has an enormous advantage over Republican challenger Don Ytterberg.
CD1: Incumbent Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has just more than $74,000 in the bank. But that’s considerably more than the $2,563 her opponent, Republican Martin Walsh, has on hand. How is DeGette spending almost $800,000 so far? On staff, travel, fundraising but also in donations to fellow Democratic candidates.
This post will be updated as more numbers come in.