Who’s funding Victor Mitchell’s campaign?

Contributions to campaign*: $30,589. Mitchell is funding his own campaign and as of the January 16 filing deadline had loaned it $3 million.

Balance minus expenses: $2,175,433

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):  Six donors totaling $6,600, or 21 percent of total donations

Total raised from out-of-state contributors: $5,681 from 30 out-of-state donors, or 17 percent of his total donations.

Top sectors associated with donors:  

Real Estate: 35 donations totaling $2,916

Science/Technology: 9 donations totaling $485

Teacher/Education: 8 donations totaling $351.54

Companies with greatest number of donors and/or donations:

Lead Funding LLC: 18 donations totaling $331

Colorado Homes LLC: 11 donations totaling $222

SU West Homes: 6 donations totaling $121

*Data compiled by Moe Clark 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 Mitchell campaign