Fort Collins has long held a reputation as a liberal college town despite the fact that both registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters outnumber Democrats by a combined 6,000 potential votes. Locally, elected offices at the city and county level are dominated by Republicans.
A review of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) report for the first half of 2006 raises an intriguing question: Is the myth about “The People’s Republic of Fort Collins” finally coming to fruition? The FEC’s individual contributions report reveals that Fort Collins residents have amassed a 2:1 fundraising advantage for Democratic causes over Republican interests.
More than $65,200 was raised for the Democrats from January