Denver Mayor Michael Hancock maintained a dramatic fundraising lead in January over his rivals in the May election, raising more than 130 percent of all of his competitors combined in his bid for a third term this spring.
Hancock took in $173,063 in January, according to the latest campaign finance reports from Denver's Elections Division.
In contrast, the total raised by his competitors last month, as reported to the Denver Elections division, was just over $128,000. (This total does not include Kayvan Khalatbari, who exited the race last fall.)
Hancock leads Jamie Gielis, former president of Denver’s River North Art District, who came in second in both January and overall fundraising, with $70,185.60 raised last month and $330,461 raised since launching her campaign in November.
Behind Gielis is former state legislator Penfield Tate III, who entered the race last October. He raised $42,164 last month and $124,177 since entering the race.
In distant fourth was Lisa Calderón, a criminal justice professor at Denver’s Regis University and co-chair of the Colorado Latino Forum. Calderón, who also entered the race in October, raised $14,799 last month, and has raised $40,420 over all.
Hancock, who officially entered the race last month, has raised a total of $1.19 million this election cycle and had $954,428 on hand as of Tuesday's report.
In contrast, Gielis has raised $330,461 so far and had $244,355 on hand as of Tuesday's report.
Among Hancock's major donors in January was former Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who donated $1,000. Lynne now works as chief operating officer of New York’s Columbia University Medical Center and chief executive officer of ColumbiaDoctors, an organization of 1,800 Columbia physicians.
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