Who’s funding Victor Mitchell’s campaign?

Updated using the June 18 campaign finance report

Contributions to campaign*: $66,206. Mitchell is funding his own campaign and as of the June 18 filing deadline had loaned it $4.9 million.

Balance minus expenses: $221,753

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):  Eleven donors totaling $14,500, or 22 percent of total donations

Total raised from out-of-state contributors: $8,392 from out-of-state donors, or 12.6 percent of his total donations.

Top sectors associated with donors:  

Real Estate: 61 donations totaling $4,129

Financial/Investment: 43 donations totaling $3,600

Science/Technology: 20 donations totaling $2,001

Companies with greatest number of donors and/or donations:

Lead Funding LLC: 26 donations totaling $573

Independent Bank: four donations totaling $311

Colorado Homes LLC: 10 donations totaling $202

*Data compiled by Moe Clark and Shannon Mullane from June 18, 2018 campaign disclosure statements, which cover from May 31 to 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 Mitchell campaign

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