Rep. Gardner’s Donor List Shows Bipartisan Support

April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cory Gardner’s Senate campaign received much of his $1.39 million in political donations during the first quarter from energy and telecommunication firms, according to federal reporting records.

Most of the contributions were received after the Yuma Republican announced on Feb. 26 that he would challenge Sen. Mark Udall in the fall. That same day, Time Warner gave $5,000 for Gardner’s campaign, two days later Anadarko Petroleum Corporation donated $3,000.

Some familiar Republican donors also contributed to the Cory Gardner for Senate fund on the last day of the filing period. Denver real-estate billionaire Philip Anschutz gave $5,200 and his wife Nancy chipped in $2,600 on March 31, while the political action committee (PAC) for Koch Industries donated $1,500.

Other donors to Gardner’s campaign have Democratic ties. Jordan Perlmutter, a real-estate developer whose cousin is Rep. Ed Perlmutter, gave $250. Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck, a Denver-based law firm whose PAC has contributed heavily to Udall’s campaign, gave $1,000 to Gardner.

The political donations are submitted by Gardner’s campaign to the Federal Election Commission. Numbers for the second quarter are not due to the Senate Office of Public Records until July 15.

Gardner has $2.12 million cash on hand.

Meanwhile, Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall announced on April 7 that he had raised more than $2 million during the first quarter that brings his war chest total to $7 million, with nearly $6 million cash-on-hand.

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4 Responses to Rep. Gardner’s Donor List Shows Bipartisan Support

  1. Jackson
    April 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    “However, Udall’s fundraising figures and donor lists have still not been made public.” Ahhhh, the Communist.

  2. John P
    April 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Just as long as he doesn’t take Soros or Bloomberg money…..Then again, a little Koch money, just to get under Harry’s rear, would be ‘ok’….

    • John P
      April 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Oooopppppsss, see he’s already got some Koch Reid burner….missed that.

  3. PeterP
    April 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    It is my hope that energy companies, construction firms and every other capitalist loving, job creating pro economic growth company invests tons of cash into Gardner’s campaign. It is time for companies to band together to defeat these “red” candidates who are crippling America’s economy. Billionaire enviro’s with a false religion and union thugs have had way too much sway with our current crop of politicians.


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