Scott outdoes Hislop in July fundraising

Overall, Hislop has taken in nearly three times Scott's total

For the first time since entering the race, Ray Scott pulled in more campaign contributions in one month than Bob Hislop, his GOP rival for House District 54.

In July, Scott pulled in $3,965 compared to the $2,835 Hislop received during the month, according to the latest campaign-finance report filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

Overall, though, Hislop has raised three times more than Scott. Since entering the race, Hislop has pulled in more than $20,000 compared to Scott’s $7,053. That amount doesn’t include the $500 Scott loaned to his own campaign.

In the district, which includes portions of Mesa and Delta counties, Hislop has received $5,831 from local voters compared to the $3,748 they gave Scott.

Hislop has more money from donors elsewhere in the state — $4,288 compared with Scott’s $2,800 — most of which came from special-interest groups that endorsed Hislop.

Hislop also has more donations from outside the state, $8,880 compared with $505 for Scott.

With only a few days left before Tuesday’s primary, the two have spent nearly all of their money, primarily on advertising and fliers. Hislop still has about $1,000 in the bank, while Scott has less than $600.

The two are seeking to replace Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, who is running for Senate District 7 to replace departing Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction.

In that Senate race, Democrat Claudette Konola has far more money still in the bank than King, who has raised more overall since creating his Senate campaign account last year.

Overall, King has raised more than $18,000, plus about $3,000 in a loan he made to himself. Minus repaying about two-thirds of that loan back to himself, and nearly $17,000 in expenses, King has about $2,700 in the bank.

Konola, however, has raised about $17,000 and still has slightly more than $14,000 to campaign with during the next three months. She has given herself about $950 in loans or in-kind donations since entering the race earlier this year.

Despite her success in collecting money, Konola was dismayed by at least one donation King received last month.

That happened when her brother, Kurt Konola, gave King a $75 donation.

“He’s a Republican,” she said.


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