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Johnston Raised $225K Last Quarter

Doug Robinson is hiring staff to petition for the ballot.

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Zach C. Cohen
Jan. 12, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston (D) “raised $255,640 in the 4th quarter of 2017. The campaign had 852 people donate this quarter, nearly 60% of whom are Coloradans.” In total, he brought in “more than $1.5 million in 2017.” (release)

HIRED HELP. Former investment banker Doug Robinson (R) “announced Tuesday that he’s aiming to petition onto the GOP gubernatorial primary ballot, joining fellow Republican candidate-for-governor Victor Mitchell in trying to secure 1,500 Republican signatures from each of Colorado’s seven Congressional districts.” He’s hiring petition circulators. (Colorado Times Recorder)

ON THE RECORD. Rep. Jared Polis (D) this week called for “[f]ixing Colorado’s crumbling roads and highways; [e]stablishing freedom of mobility with Front Range Rail; and [c]reating a smarter approach to infrastructure through 21st-century innovation, including bringing high-speed internet to every community.” (release)

Polis plans to open four field offices this weekend in Denver, Aurora, Boulder, and Fort Collins. (release)

Johnston this week released his criminal justice reform plan, including “investment of bail reform savings into the recruitment of more police officers,” stopping “criminalizing drug addiction and mental illness.,” and elimination of the death penalty. (release)

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