Hasan spent more than $350,000 on failed state House bid

Republican Ali Hasan spent more than $350,000 on his failed campaign for the state House of Representatives, according to newspaper reports — more than four times the amount spent by his Democrat opponent, Christine Scanlan.

Scanlan, recently tabbed majority whip, spent $84,540, according to The Vail Daily, and Hasan — who ran a flamboyant and some say over-the-top push for the House District 56 seat (representing Lake, Summit and Eagle counties) — spent $352,792.

The son of a Beaver Creek managed-health-care pioneer, Hasan’s campaign was marked by months of bizarre twists and turns culminating in his slim victory in wealthy Eagle County but defeat in the more working-class mountain enclaves of Summit and Lake counties.

The Vail Daily noted that Hasan singlehandedly nearly outspent all other state and local candidates in Eagle County combined. He also may have set a new high-water mark for spending for state House races in Colorado.

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David O. Williams

is an award-winning reporter who has covered energy, environmental and political issues for years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Denver Post. He's founder of Real Vail
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