Friday, October 30, 2015

'Vote yes' campaign rakes in dough

Posted By on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 4:53 PM

click to enlarge Former Mayor Steve Bach hasn't donated to the "vote yes" committee for a tax hike. - PAM ZUBECK
  • Pam Zubeck
  • Former Mayor Steve Bach hasn't donated to the "vote yes" committee for a tax hike.
Springs Citizens Building the Future, the "vote yes" committee for the Issue 2C city tax hike for potholes on Tuesday's ballot, reports having raised a total of $387,402 in its campaign finance report filed today.

The committee reports having spent $358,764 so far, but less than $10,000 in Colorado Springs. Big payments for canvassing, mailing, postage, radio ads, media placement and campaign consulting went to companies in Denver, Greenwood Village, Grant Junction, Florida and Virginia.

The latest report shows the committee has spent more than the group formed to urge voters approve the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority a year ago. That effort spent about $352,885, and the measure failed.

The big donors, and their aggregate contributions for the entire campaign cycle so far, include Nor'wood Limited, Inc., owned by mega-developer David Jenkins, $20,000; Associated General Contractors of Colorado (Denver), $15,000; local businessman Phil Lane, $12,500; The Broadmoor hotel, $10,000; Pikes Peak Electrical Partnership, $10,000;  Transit Mix Concrete, $10,000; and Issues Mobilization Committee (Realtors, of Englewood), $10,000.

But the committee also raised lots of $25 donations from individuals, which you can see in the campaign finance report here:

As a footnote, the committee has paid a $200 deposit to the Mining Exchange hotel, which we presume will host the Election Night victory party/grieving session, depending on the outcome.

The smallest donation — $5 — came from William Mutch, a political consultant who's heading up the committee. What's up with that?

So far, we've not seen any donation from former Mayor Steve Bach. Hmmmmmmm. 

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