The pre-primary filing brings Michael’s total amount raised to more than 13.2m this cycle, without accepting a single donation from federal lobbyists and corporate PACs.
Today, Michael Bennet announced his campaign has raised $2.06m in just 69 days. The pre-primary filing figures boast that 95% of donations were less than $200, with the average grassroots donation being just $24.74.
Michael is the only senator running for re-election who refuses donations from federal lobbyists and corporate PACs. More, from Ernest Luning for Colorado Politics:
“Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet plans to report raising just over $2 million in the 10-week pre-primary reporting period that ended a week ago, finishing the period with just short of $7 million in the bank, his campaign told Colorado Politics on Wednesday.
The two-term incumbent will face the winner of Colorado’s June 28 Republican primary between business owner Joe O’Dea and state Rep. Ron Hanks, R-Cañon City, in the November election. Bennet is unopposed for his party’s nomination.
According to his campaign, Bennet received donations totaling $2.06 million from nearly 20,000 donors for the period, and 95% of the donations were under $200. He had $6.99 million on hand after spending around $1.2 million.
“While Republicans battle it out in the primary, Michael is focused on the general and rallying support among voters across Colorado to make sure he can continue delivering for hard-working families in our state,” Bennet spokeswoman Georgina Beven said in an email to Colorado Politics.
“Michael is setting a high bar for whoever gets through the primary to challenge him this November, and our team is energized at the overwhelming support we’re getting from Coloradans,” she added.
Including the new totals, Bennet has raised over $13.2 million for the cycle.”