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Campaign finance reports released for 2018 governor's race, more 

The top five fundraisers in the crowded 2018 governor's race are Democrats, campaign finance records show.

The top fundraiser thus far in the campaign is Democrat Michael Johnston, a former state senator, teacher and principal, with $1,254,389; of that, $323,507 was raised in the three-month period ending Sept. 30.

Other Democratic gubernatorial candidates, and their totals raised so far (amounts collected in the third quarter are shown in parentheses): Congressman Jared Polis, $711,167 ($439,818); Cary Kennedy, former state treasurer, $565,439 ($227,453); Noel Ginsburg, a Denver businessman, $561,723 ($217,958); and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, $374,469 ($374,469).

On the Republican side: Doug Robinson, a political newcomer and nephew of Mitt Romney, $339,971 ($76,567); George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District district attorney, $282,244 ($98,846).

Other notables in the race: Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a Republican, $18,031 ($8,031); and Republican Victor Mitchell, a businessman and former state legislator, $3,025,967, of which $3 million is a loan, ($9,388).

All 26 candidates for Colorado governor have raised a combined total of $7.3 million and spent nearly $3 million, records show.

Turning to the 2018 Congressional District 5 race, incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn has raised $186,541 and spent $83,260. Republican El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn has raised $245,154, but $232,545 of that was transferred from his Senate campaign last year; he's spent $44,174. Republican State Sen. Owen Hill has raised the most at $295,608, and spent $81,356. Republican Tom Strand didn't file a report, because he hasn't officially filed for office. He says he plans to do so within a few weeks. Another Republican, Bill Rhea, only recently entered the race.

On the Democratic side, Stephany Rose Spaulding, a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs associate professor, has raised $68,866 and spent $26,884, while Betty Field has raised $2,926 and spent $2,781.


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