Bradford benefits from endorsement

Republican House District 55 candidate Laura Bradford took in more than $4,000 after the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s Sept. 19 endorsement of her candidacy, according to her latest campaign finance report.

Bradford’s latest disclosure shows that she accepted $4,155 between Sept. 11 and Sept. 24, most of which came after the endorsement was rolled out at a Mesa County Republican Party luncheon.

Bradford did not return a call for comment Monday.

The Collbran Republican’s disclosure, however, also shows that she outspent her contributions by more than $3,100, leaving her with $1,243 in the bank.

Bradford reported spending $7,311 on campaign supplies, a magazine subscription and radio advertising.
State Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, raised $16,365 and spent $3,500 during the second half of September, according to his latest campaign finance report.

He ended the reporting period with $22,655 in the bank.

Buescher’s fundraising seemed unaffected by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement.

After subtracting the nearly $7,000 Buescher received from political action committees and small donor committees before and after the Sept. 19 Chamber of Commerce endorsement in his latest report, his funds given by individual donors grew from $2,975 to $6,730.


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