The top five fundraisers in the crowded 2018 governor's race are Democrats, campaign finance records show.
The top fundraiser thus far in the campaign is Democrat Michael Johnston, a former state senator, teacher and principal, with $1,254,389; of that, $323,507 was raised in the three-month period ending Sept. 30.
Other Democratic gubernatorial candidates, and their totals raised so far (amounts collected in the third quarter are shown in parentheses): Congressman Jared Polis, $711,167 ($439,818); Cary Kennedy, former state treasurer, $565,439 ($227,453); Noel Ginsburg, a Denver businessman, $561,723 ($217,958); and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, $374,469 ($374,469).
On the Republican side: Doug Robinson, a political newcomer and nephew of Mitt Romney, $339,971 ($76,567); George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District district attorney, $282,244 ($98,846).
Other notables in the race: Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a Republican, $18,031 ($8,031); and Republican Victor Mitchell, a businessman and former state legislator, $3,025,967, of which $3 million is a loan, ($9,388).
All 26 candidates for Colorado governor have raised a combined total of $7.3 million and spent nearly $3 million, records show.
Turning to the 2018 Congressional District 5 race, incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn has raised $186,541 and spent $83,260. Republican El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn has raised $245,154, but $232,545 of that was transferred from his Senate campaign last year; he's spent $44,174. Republican State Sen. Owen Hill has raised the most at $295,608, and spent $81,356. Republican Tom Strand didn't file a report, because he hasn't officially filed for office. He says he plans to do so within a few weeks. Another Republican, Bill Rhea, only recently entered the race.
On the Democratic side, Stephany Rose Spaulding, a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs associate professor, has raised $68,866 and spent $26,884, while Betty Field has raised $2,926 and spent $2,781.