Hickenlooper increases fundraising lead

Denver Mayor and Democratic nominee for governor John Hickenlooper continues to be the cash king, pulling in more money in the last two weeks than Republican nominee Dan Maes has raised during the entire cycle.

Hickenlooper in the first two weeks of October raised almost $388,000. American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo raised just under $220,000 during the two-week period, and Maes raised just under $22,000, according to reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

Hickenlooper spent $463,636 in the last two weeks. Altogether, his campaign has raised almost $3.7 million and has just under $350,000 in the bank.

Tancredo spent $276,000 in the period. He has raised a total of $682,000 and has just under $64,000 on hand.

Maes spent $48,339 in the last two weeks. All told, his campaign has raised just over $300,000. He has just over $8000 on hand.

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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