Major General (retired) Irv Halter announced today that his campaign for congress in CD-5 had raised more than $120,000 in Q3.
While $120k would be considered a paltry sum in a race like CD-6, it is a fairly robust number for a Democrat to raise in Republican-dominated CD-5…particularly this early in the campaign. Incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn raised just $31k in Q2 and ended the previous quarter with about $27k cash on hand.
Halter has a trek ahead of him before anyone will start thinking that CD-5 can really be won by a Democrat, but this is a good first step. Full press release after the jump.
Major General Irv Halter Raises More than $120,000 in 3rd Quarter
After a successful campaign announcement in July, Major General (retired) Irv Halter raised over $120,000 in his campaign’s first fiscal quarter breaking quarterly fundraising records set by all previous Congressional District 5 challengers. More than 370 individual donors pitched in to get Halter’s campaign off the ground. The donations were all from individuals, 95% of which call Colorado home.
“I’m proud of the support my campaign has earned from people all over the political spectrum. Democrats, Independents and Republicans came forward to join my team. It is clear folks are fed up with the lack of leadership in Washington and want a change, ” Halter said.
Currently, Halter for Congress has over $83,000 cash on hand, which is more than double what Congressman Lamborn had at the end of June.
Halter continued, “When I tell people I’m a moderate and commonsense guy who will go to Washington and do my job, they’re getting behind me.”