DENVER—State Treasurer Walker Stapleton raised $156,706 for his reelection bid in the last quarter, the most of any candidate running statewide outside the governor’s race.
Campaign-finance reports filed online Wednesday also show the Republican Stapleton with $434,088 cash on hand. His likely opponent, Democratic ex-Rep. Betsy Markey, reported $95,056 cash on hand after raising $38,398 in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Democrat Patrick Quinn, the Broomfield mayor who raised $33,300 in the third quarter, terminated his campaign for state treasurer on Dec. 30, according to the Secretary of State’s TRACER website.
Stapleton’s haul puts him ahead of every statewide candidate except Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo, both of whom are seeking their parties’ nomination for governor.
The margins were tighter in the Attorney General’s race. Republican Cynthia Coffman, chief deputy to Attorney General John Suthers, collected $53,143 to lead the field in fourth-quarter fundraising, with $72,890 cash on hand.
State Rep. Mark Waller, also seeking the Republican nomination, raised $16,900 and has $56,286 cash on hand.
Boulder County District Attorney Don Quick, the only Democrat seeking the nomination for Attorney General, reported $49,024 in contributions for the fourth quarter, but topped both Coffman and Waller in cash on hand with $154,707.
In the race for Secretary of State, University of Colorado Regent Joe Neguse, who appears to be the only Democrat seeking the party nod, raised $42,909 in the fourth quarter, leaving him with $97,578 cash on hand.
Former state Sen. Ken Gordon, who had filed to run for the Democratic nomination, died suddenly Dec. 22. Another Democrat, former state Sen. Angela Giron, who was recalled Sept. 10, was reportedly considering a bid, but Fox31 reported Sunday that she has opted not to enter the race.
El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams, the only Republican seeking the party’s nomination, collected $13,019 in the fourth quarter and has $8,572 cash on hand.