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Ted Cruz leading presidential campaign fundraising race in Steamboat Springs

Scott Franz







— Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is leading all the other presidential hopefuls in the fundraising race here in Ski Town USA.

According to records from the Federal Election Commission, Cruz has raised $8,805 from 37 donations in Steamboat Springs.

Republican John Kasich has raised $8,100 from three donations.

Statewide, only residents in the city of Denver have contributed more to Kasich’s campaign.

Democrat Hillary Clinton is outraising her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, here $7,025 to $5,837.

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However, with 79 separate donations to Clintons’ 15, Sanders has a wider network of donors in the Yampa Valley.

Businessman Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican race, has amassed only $784 from a single Steamboat donor who has contributed to the campaign eight separate times.

At campaign rallies, Trump touts he is self-funding his campaign.

While Trump has made loans and in-kind gifts to his campaign, he has collected $3.7 million in donations nationwide, according to recent news reports.

Despite being defeated here by Sanders in the caucuses, Clinton is leading the overall fundraising picture in Colorado.

Statewide, she has raised $2.6 million to Sanders’ $1.1 million.

On the Republican side, Cruz has raised the most of any candidate still in the race.

His fundraising in Colorado totals $662,775.

Kasich and Trump lag far behind at $85,877 and $52,011, respectively.

Ben Carson, who recently suspended his campaign, raised the most money in the Centennial State after hauling in $726,791.

To view campaign contributions for each candidate, click here.

To view the donations broken out by city, click here.

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