Who’s funding Cary Kennedy’s campaign?

Contributions to campaign*: $839,835 

Balance minus expenses: $285,642

Contributions to independent expenditure committee on candidate’s behalf: n/a. 

General donor profile

Total raised from large contributors ($1,000 to the maximum allowable $1,150):  $264,000, making up 31 percent of donations. Among the large donors are Kennedy’s husband, Dr. Saurabh Mangalik, and other family members.  

Total raised from out-of-state contributors: $149,756, making up 18 percent of her donations.

Top three sectors associated with donors:

Attorneys/Legal: $95,083

Medical/health care: $64,961

General business donors: $48,881

Companies with greatest number of donors and/or donations:

Brownstein, Hyatt law firm: 11 donors totaling $4,000

Newmont Mining: 8 donations totaling $2,355

Denver Health: 11 donors totaling $5,200

Davis Graham and Stubbs law: 18 donors totaling $6,200

*Data compiled by Rey-Lynn Little from Jan. 16, 2018 campaign disclosure statements, which cover the last quarter of 2017 and are the most recent candidate filings with the Colorado Secretary of State. The next filing deadline is May 7. 

The research on the donations to the major candidates for governor of Colorado from both parties was conducted by graduate students in the precision journalism class at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The instructor is Burt Hubbard, former database reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain PBS. The students providing the research are: Giselle Cesin, Amanda Clark, Crystal Eilerman, Joseph Getty, Anne Henning, Rey-Lynn Little, Shannon Mullane, Heather Sackett and Jentry Womack.

Photo  courtesy of the Kennedy campaign

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