Looking At Money In CD-6

A brief look at federal election records reveals the financial status of both candidates in Colorado’s 6th congressional district.

According to the reports, at the end of June Republican Tom Tancredo had $550,987 cash on hand, whereas his contender, Democrat Bill Winter, reported $164,951.

Tancredo has also spent a total of $669,100; and Winter has spent $177,591.

Winter’s committee has also reported a small debt of $3,954, but this does not mean the campaign itself is in debt, as the figures up above contest.

Also scheduled for mid-August is a Winter fundraiser with Virginia Governor Mark Warner, expected to bring in valuable funding.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at erosa@www.coloradoindependent.com.