FORT COLLINS -- State Rep. Angie Paccione outraised her opponent Marilyn Musgrave by $60,000 in the second quarter.
Paccione raised more than $301,000 to Musgrave’s $241,000, according to the candidates’ second quarter filing with the FEC for Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District. Paccione’s second quarter numbers are nearly double what they were last quarter, while Musgrave’s donations have dropped $34,000 since last quarter.
“We’re gaining unbelievable momentum, while Marilyn is actually going backward,” Paccione said.
Paccione noted that while Musgrave receives the vast majority of her money from special interests outside of Colorado, her own donations come from Coloradans who give less than $100. Ninety percent of Paccione’s donors come from Colorado, and 87 percent of donors gave less than $100.
Paccione added that a recent CD4 poll showed her and the incumbent Musgrave in a virtual tie, with 51 percent of voters wanting someone new, and with only 34 percent voting to re-elect Musgrave.
“We’re going to seize this opportunity to build even more momentum in this next quarter,” Paccione said. “I’m running for Congress to be a principled leader for the district, to stand up to powerful special interests, and to represent the people. As I’ve traveled through Eastern Colorado, I hear people wanting a new direction and new energy to tackle the challenges they, and our nation, face.”
Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar congratulated Paccione on her successful quarter.
“Angie is a terrific public servant, a strong candidate, and will be a member of Congress Colorado can be proud of,” Salazar said. “As the campaign goes forward, it is clear that more and more Coloradans like what they hear from Angie. She’ll bring real leadership to Washington, D.C. for the Fourth District, and I’m behind her 100 percent.”