When the 2nd Congressional District seat opened with Mark Udall, the beloved Boulder Democrat, running for senate, it set the stage for one of the most expensive primaries on record. Fueled by multi-millionaire Jared Polis’ campaign, costs keep rising. Still four months before the primary, Polis has chipped in more than $1 million of his own cash to his campaign. Polis’ opponents in the race to represent the Dems are keeping pace in raising cash: Joan Fitz-Gerald has raised nearly $600,000 and Will Shafroth a little more than $1 million.
What’s Next: Expect to see the money spent on ugly campaigns—of course they could all take the high road, but that wouldn’t be any fun.