The candidates for Attorney General turned in their quarterly campaign fundraising reports last week. While the AG race tends to attract less public attention than the gubernatorial race, University of Colorado Law School professor and former dean Phil Weiser reported numbers that would have him fitting in among those running for governor.
Weiser reported receiving monetary contributions of $355,535.90 in the quarter ending in June — his campaign announced the total July 5, though the Secretary of State did not require that information until July 17.
Weiser’s total was higher than the fundraising for a candidate in any state election for this quarter. Among those running for all state offices, former state treasurer Cary Kennedy raised $340,000 this quarter, the most in the gubernatorial race and next-most after Weiser.
Many of Weiser’s donors are those in the local legal community, though there are some from around the country, including Department of Justice attorneys.