Hickenlooper increases fundraising lead

Gubernatorial campaigns today filed campaign finance reports for the last two weeks. As usual, Democrat John Hickenlooper leads the pack. In the last two weeks, Hickenlooper has pulled in just over $361,000.

In the previous two-week period, Hickenlooper outraised American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo by a ratio of less than 2 to 1. This period, though, Hickenlooper upped the margin to a little better than 2 to 1.

Republican Dan Maes doubled his take from the prior period, bringing in just over $28,000 in the last two weeks, compared to his haul of about $14,000 in the last period.

Tancredo raised just under $149,000 in the last two weeks.

All together, Maes has raised just over $283,000, Tancredo has raised just under $467,000 and Hickenlooper has raised just over $3.3 million. Hickenlooper has $434,000 in the bank, Tancredo has $123,000 and Maes has $35,000.

To search the Colorado Secretary of State’s campaign finance database yourself, click here. We’ve let you skip the first few steps in the process. To go further, type in the candidate’s last name in the appropriate field. That will take you to a page where you select the race you are looking for (some of these people have run for office before). That will take you a summary of the current campaign’s finances, scroll down to see the Oct. 4 reports.

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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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