Politics – Coffman beating Miklosi 2-to-1 in fundraising
By Peter Jones
Colorado’s 6th Congressional District may be among the most competitive voting districts on the state’s recently redrawn political map, but not so when it comes to campaign fundraising.
Despite a virtually three-way split among Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters within the district’s new boundaries, the Republican incumbent is beating his Democratic challenger in fundraising by a greater than 2-to-1 margin.
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman raised more than $532,000 during the first quarter of 2012 and reported having $1.37 million in cash on hand.
In comparison, Democrat Joe Miklosi, a lesser-known state representative, took in only $235,000 and reported $340,000 in the bank.
The financial disparity is despite the fact that