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Andrew Romanoff Reports $385,647 Fundraising Haul In First Quarter

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Democrat Andrew Romanoff Monday became the last of the major Colorado senatorial candidates to release his first quarter fundraising totals, and the results put Romanoff far behind incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet.

Romanoff reported having raised $385,647 during the first 3 months of 2010, of which the campaign has spent $363,376. The former Speaker of the Colorado State House now has $501,959, which is roughly $23,000 more than it did to start the quarter.

By contrast, Michael Bennet, the man Andrew Romanoff hopes to unseat raised $1.4 million in the first quarter, and has built a war chest of over $6 million.

In an interview with the Denver Post, Romanoff spokesman Roy Teicher was quick to point out that Romanoff raised his money without the Bennefit of cash from Political Action Committees (PAC'S), which have donated to the Bennet campaign in scores.

On the Republican side, former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton raised $816,000 in the first quarter, while insurgent Republican Ken Buck raised $219,000, including a $100,000 loan