Election Day Doesn
It been months since an election, but political committees are still raking in contributions.
In financial reports from the beginning of October to the end of December, candidates collected money before and after Election Day.Governor-Elect Bill Ritter received approximately $1,036,000, with almost $16,000 coming in after the election.
Republican challenger Bob Beauprez collected approximately $438,000 during the same time period, which was less than half of what Ritter ended with. Almost $12,000 came in after Beauprez lost the election.
The Colorado Leadership Fund, a Republican committee, received $136,031 after the election. Some of that came from high profile lobbying firms like Phaseline Strategies or Intermountain Corporate Affairs.
Coloradans For Fairness, a group that tried to legalize domestic partnerships, received over $1.5 million, and almost $50,000 of it came in after the measure lost.
Alternatively, Coloradans For Marriage, which passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, ended the year under $36,000, and approximately $16,000 was after Election Day.
Even with victories and defeats, political organizations keep on trucking, along with their supporters.
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