For Immediate Release

Mike Johnston, Democratic candidate for Colorado governor, today released his 2nd-Quarter fundraising totals, showing that his campaign continues to break state office fundraising records.

Johnston’s campaign raised $300,205.75 in the period between April 1 and June 30, putting his total fundraising at just less than $1 million since filing for the race on Jan. 17. That’s more than any non-incumbent candidate for governor in Colorado history has raised by this point of an election cycle.

“We have been traveling the state building this grassroots movement, and our powerful fundraising numbers continue to prove that people are hungry for a leader who can build a bold vision for Colorado’s future and bridge the divides to get those big things done together,” Johnston said.

Johnston, who grew up in Eagle County and represented NE Denver in the state Senate from 2009 until January of this year, has received contributions from residents in 43 of Colorado’s 64 counties. He received donations from nearly 1,200 individuals in Quarter 2, with an average of $193.15.

“My refusal to accept PAC money, and the fact that I cannot simply write a personal check to fund this campaign, places a premium on grassroots fundraising,” Johnston said. “So I am gratified to have so many small donors supporting our campaign, with more than 4,000 donations to date.”

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