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Nearly $100K flows into State Senate District 25 race

Democrat Faith Winter has raised more than $97,000, campaign reports show.
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The race for Colorado State Senate District 25 has pulled in nearly $100,000 — the majority of which has been raised by the campaign for Faith Winter, a Democrat who is running for re-election to the senate.

The campaign for Republican Melody Peotter had raised $2,890.63 as of her last filing date on Oct. 17, according to the Tracer database with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. 

Winter’s current term, representing District 24, ends in early January. 

Senate District 25 includes Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn and most of Denver’s north metro area in Adams County.

Winter’s campaign had raised $97,104.88 as of Monday, the state database shows. She said that money has been spent on mailers, her campaign website, digital content and paying her staff.

“We’ve knocked on almost 10,000 doors,” Winter said. “Really the money goes to telling my story and introducing myself, and being accountable to the voters so that they can reach out to me.”

Some of the largest donations to her campaign were from the Colorado Democratic Party ($10,000), the environmental group Conservation Colorado ($2,900), the pro-choice abortion rights organization Emily’s List ($1,500) and the Service Employees International Union ($500), but the majority of funds came from individual donors, Winter said.

“I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of donors, and some donating as little as a dollar,” Winter said.

Her campaign expects to spend nearly all funds raised by Nov. 8, she said.

Peotter did not respond to requests for comment about her campaign finances, but according to the Tracer database, most of her contributions also came from individual donors, many of whom donated between $50 and $200 each.