Republican operatives have started duplicating the political fundraising and organizational structure that catapulted state Democrats to power in 2004 and has helped keep them there since, The Denver Post reports.
A network of at least a half-dozen entities has taken shape in the past 16 months. And while there are no records with the secretary of state’s office showing what they’ve raised so far, the presentation puts that total at $702,000 from a handful of corporate and industry donors, with prospects for $8.8 million.
In Common Sense Colorado’s crosshairs are six state House seats and four state Senate seats, enough to flip control in the chambers. And the biggest target in terms of proposed spending — a planned $800,000 — is sitting Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs.