Lauren Boebert leads in 3rd District fundraising for 2022 election

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert continues to raise more money than her Democratic challengers as the Republican rabble-rouser and restaurateur seeks a second term in Congress.

Boebert’s campaign raised $949,086 between April and June, according to a Federal Election Commission filing Thursday. She has raised more than $2 million for the 2022 election — which is still 16 months away — and had $1.3 million in her campaign coffers at the end of June.

“Ordinary Americans see right through (Democrats’) woke bullcrap and are speaking loudly with their pocketbooks,” she said in a statement. “Thousands of generous folks are supporting my campaign because they know I will always stand up for our freedom and our God-given rights.”

Thursday’s fundraising reports offer a glimpse into the finances of Colorado’s federal candidates, including in Boebert’s 3rd Congressional District and next year’s U.S. Senate race.

State Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail continues to lead the field of 3rd District Democratic challengers — bringing in $535,751 in the second quarter with $479,247 on hand as of June 30. Vail Resorts CEO Robert Katz donated the maximum allowed amount, $5,800, to Donovan.

“The swell of grassroots support is allowing us to build the bipartisan, inclusive campaign that can go the distance to beat Lauren Boebert and her special interest supporters,” Donovan said in a statement.

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat who is running for a third term in 2022, raised about $1.7 million last quarter and had $2.3 million on hand at the end of June. No Republican challengers have filed fundraising reports, according to the FEC’s website.

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who is seeking a ninth term in Congress, raised $161,757 and had $1 million in the bank June 30. The Democrat represents the 7th District in the west metro area, which is is currently a safe Democratic seat but redistricting threatens to make it a swing district. Republican challenger Laurel Imer raised $6,531 and had $2,309 on hand.

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