GOP Luminaries Help Fund Norton’s Colorado Senate Race

Posted October 20, 2009 at 1:24pm

The first campaign finance report filed by Colorado Republican Jane Norton, a former lieutenant governor who is running for the Senate in 2010, reads like a Who’s Who of GOP officeholders past and present, strategists and lobbyists.

Prominent Republicans in Colorado and Washington, D.C., helped Norton raise $510,000 in less than one month as an active candidate for the seat Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet is defending.

That is more money raised to date by any of the other Colorado Republican candidates for Senate, some of whom have been campaigning for months. One of them, Aurora city councilman Ryan Frazier, raised just $71,000 in this year’s third quarter and dropped out of the Senate race last week to run instead for a House seat in suburban Denver.