Ritter Q4 fundraising robust; no reason to withdraw from campaign

Speculation surrounding Bill Ritter’s surprise withdrawal from the governor’s race last week included concerns that he was having difficulty raising cash. His campaign Friday released figures for the fourth quarter and they were impressive. He raised roughly $572,000– about $100,000 more than did GOP frontrunner Scott McInnis.

The press release:

Ritter Campaign Raises $571,847 in the Fourth Quarter

Q4 Fundraising Quick Facts:

Total 4th Quarter donations: $571,847

Number of 4th Quarter donors: 2,261

Average contribution: $253

Donors who gave $1-$99: 1,124 or 50% of 4th quarter donors

Colorado donors: 2,037

Raised in Colorado: $454,591

Percent of donors in Colorado: 90%

Out of state donors: 224

Raised out of state: $117,256

Total # of donors 2010 Cycle: 6,101

Total donations 2010 Cycle: $2,508,876

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