DENVER – Democrat Jason Crow raised more than $1 million in the second quarter of 2018—once again outpacing his Republican opponent, five-term Rep. Mike Coffman, over the quarter and nearing Coffman’s total fundraising over the 2017-18 cycle.
Crow brought in just over $1 million in total receipts from April 1 to June 30 and spent $593,000, ending the quarter with nearly $1.3 million in cash on hand as the candidates head into the midterm election in November, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
Coffman brought in almost $632,000 in receipts over the quarter and spent $189,000, ending the quarter with $1,612,000 in cash on hand, according to his campaign's filings.
Since the start of the election cycle, Coffman’s campaign committee has raised $2.32 million while Crow’s has brought in $2.26 million, though Crow’s campaign has been narrowing that gap in 2018.
Crow’s campaign said 95 percent of donations in the second quarter came from individual donors, and said the total amount of money raised was the most a candidate has ever brought in over a single quarter in the history of the 6th congressional district.
The district is expected to be the most hotly-contested congressional race in Colorado this year as national election forecasters have said it is a swing district and there has been national attention on the race from congressional campaign committees.
“We’re going to win this race because the grassroots energy in this district is ready for a new generation of servant leadership,” Crow said in a statement last week.
Coffman’s campaign manager, Tyler Sandberg, noted that Crow's campaign also spent much more than Coffman's during the last quarter.
“Living up to his political benefactor’s liberal values, Crow is also spending his money like a drunken sailor, blowing through his cash with reckless abandon, while the Coffman campaign is carefully managing our campaign budget and we sit in a strong position going into the fall.”
Crow handily defeated Levi Tillemann 66-34 in the Democratic primary for CD6.