Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cash flows in 5th District race

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

click to enlarge Halter: Raking it in.
  • Halter: Raking it in.
When the money starts to flow, you know a political campaign is underway. 

Retired Maj. Gen. Irv Halter, the third military man who's tried to unseat Congressman Doug Lamborn, issued a news release today bragging about his recently raising twice as much in campaign funds as Lamborn.

But Halter has a steep hill ahead. Air Force officers Jay Fawcett and Hal Bidlack, Democrats, both gave it the old college try in past years, but could draw no more than about 40 percent of the vote. Then Independent Dave Anderson ran last year with even worse results.

Lamborn might think he's unbeatable. He's gotten contributions from a load of defense contractors, as well as the National Rifle Association and the Koch brothers. In fact, back in January, he gave $2,000 to Mike Coffman's 6th District House campaign and shelled out another $40,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to Federal Election Commission documents.

I mean, how can he lose with a treasurer by the name of Kathleen Ann Rockefeller?

Anyway, here's Halter's news release in full:

Major General (retired) Irv Halter out raised his opponent, four term Congressman Doug Lamborn, by over $60,000 in the third quarter of 2013.

After a successful campaign announcement in July, Halter raised over $120,000 in his campaign’s first fiscal quarter. More than 370 individual donors pitched in to get Halter’s campaign off the ground. The donations were all from individuals, 95% of which call Colorado home.

“I’m not surprised I out raised Doug. I’m out in the community talking to constituents and they haven’t seen or heard from him. He’s lost touch with the Pikes Peak Region,” Halter said.

Currently, Halter for Congress has over $83,000 cash on hand, which is $12,500 more than Congressman Lamborn has in the bank.

Halter continued, “I’m proud of the support my campaign has earned from people all over the political spectrum. It is clear folks are fed up with the lack of leadership in Washington and tired of the career politicians.”

Talking Points

· Halter doubled Congressman Lamborn in fundraising: $123,000 to $60,770

· $46,000 or 77% of Congressman Lamborn’s money came from PAC’s

· Halter had 370 individual contributors compared to Lamborn’s 6 individual contributors.  

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