2018 Who’s funding Cary Kennedy’s campaign?

Updated using June 18 campaign finance report

Contributions to campaign*: $1,988,327.78

Balance minus expenses: $103,517.99

Contributions to independent expenditure committee on candidate’s behalf: n/a. 

General donor profile

Total raised from large contributors ($1,000 to the maximum allowable $1,150):  $264,000, making up 31 percent of donations. Among the large donors are Kennedy’s husband, Dr. Saurabh Mangalik, and other family members.  

Total raised from out-of-state contributors: $247,166, making up 12.4 percent of her donations.

Top three sectors associated with donors:

Attorneys/Legal: $195,370

Medical/health care: $135,684

General business donors: $109,007

Companies with greatest number of donors and/or donations:

University of Colorado, all campuses: 51 donors totaling $26,350

State of Colorado: 29 donors totaling $9,820

Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck law firm: 16 donors totaling $8,875

Davis, Graham and Stubbs law firm: 10 donors, totaling $8,860.38

University of Denver: 17 donors, totaling $8,195

Newmont Mining: 15 donations totaling $6,435

*Data compiled by Rey-Lynn Little and Shannon Mullane from June 18, 2018 campaign disclosure statements, which cover May 31 through June 13 and are the most recent candidate filings with the Colorado Secretary of State. The next filing deadline is July 2. 

The research on the donations to the major candidates for governor of Colorado from both parties was conducted by graduate students in the precision journalism class at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The instructor is Burt Hubbard, former database reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain PBS. The students providing the research are: Giselle Cesin, Amanda Clark, Crystal Eilerman, Joseph Getty, Anne Henning, Rey-Lynn Little, Shannon Mullane, Heather Sackett and Jentry Womack.

Photo  courtesy of the Kennedy campaign