Dem raises $100,000 in a month for House race

Sal Pace

State Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, said he raised more than $100,000 in a month for a challenge to freshman U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., in the 3rd Congressional District.

Pace’s campaign in June collected contributions from 425 individuals, more than 90 percent of whom reside in Colorado, his campaign said.

Candidates must report campaign contributions amounting to $5,000 or more each quarter to the Federal Elections Commission.

A majority of the donors hail from the 3rd Congressional District, which includes most of the Western Slope and much of southern Colorado, Pace’s campaign said. As the most competitive seat in Colorado, the district is attracting attention around the nation, the campaign said.

“I am thrilled and humbled at the outpouring of support from residents all over Colorado,” Pace said in a statement. “Residents of the district want a congressman who will implement commonsense solutions and fight for their values.”

Tipton closed the first quarter of this year with $166,000 in cash on hand.


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