03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jane Norton Campaign Finance Report Boasts Impressive List Of National Republicans

Despite only being in the race for less than a month, Republican Senatorial Candidate and former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton raised over half a million dollars in the third quarter this year. Congressional Quarterly reports on Norton's third quarter campaign finance report:

Republican senators who donated to Norton's campaign from their leadership PACs included Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky; Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona; John McCain of Arizona; Lisa Murkowski of Alaska; Susan Collins of Maine; Christopher S. Bond of Missouri; Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas; Charles E. Grassley of Iowa; Robert F. Bennett of Utah; and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Well-known Colorado Republicans who reported giving to Norton's campaign last month include William L. Armstrong, a former U.S. House member and senator; Bob Beauprez, a former House member and losing candidate for governor in 2006; Lola Spradley, a former state House Speaker; and Philip F. Anschutz, a billionaire philanthropist with interests in entertainment, energy and communications companies.

Norton is the favorite to win the GOP's nomination for the Senate. She will face either incumbent Michael Bennet, whose former employer, Phillip Anschutz, donated to Norton, or former Speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff, who--in less than one month--raised over $200,000 dollars. Bennet raised over $1 Million in the third quarter