Tancredo outraises Maes 4-1; RGA done giving GOP pick money

Democratic candidate for governor John Hickenlooper continues to rake in the cash, bringing in more in August than his two opponents combined.

Meanwhile, American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo brought in almost as much in August as Republican Dan Maes has raised altogether.

In August, according to reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, Hickenlooper raised $411,000 and spent $358,000. Altogether, he has raised just over $2.74 million and has just over $171,000 cash on hand. His campaign has also reserved — and already paid for — television time, which will be used closer to the election.

Tancredo raised just over $200,000 in August and spent $58,376. He has cash on hand of just over $141,000.

Maes raised just over $50,000 in August and spent just over $54,000. To date, he has raised just over $240,000. He has just under $20,000 in cash.

Meanwhile, the TPM website is reporting the Republican Governor’s Association is done putting any more money into what it considers a lost cause with Maes as the party’s gubernatorial choice and Tancredo still in the race.

“We practice what I call ruthless targeting,” TPM quotes RGA chairman Haley Barbour saying. “When we raise money from people in good faith, our good faith pledge to them is we’re going to use it where it puts lead on the target. We don’t pay for sure winners, we don’t give to sure losers.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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