How Much Money Colorado's Senate Candidates Are Raking In


November 16 2009, 12:38 PM

Norton, JaneJane Norton, the former Colorado lieutenant governor who is now running for the U.S. Senate, has cast herself as a Washington outsider. But as the left-leaning Huffington Post recently noted, she has nonetheless been cozy with D.C. insiders---particularly those who are helping her fill her campaign coffers. In fact, since officially entering the race in early September, Norton has raised $510,000. That's more money in that amount of time than fellow Republican Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, as well as both Democrats in the race: sitting U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, reports The Denver Post. Between September 10 and 30, when the race became competitive, Bennet raised $364,000 to Romanoff's $181,000 among individual donors giving $200 or more. Joelle Martinez, a spokeswoman for Romanoff, explains that Romanoff didn't start raising money in earnest until the last 10 days of the month. Buck pulled in $159,000 for the period.