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DeGette primary challenger Saira Rao tops 500 donors, six figures in under a month
|Last Edited||BrentinCO Feb 11, 2018 03:57pm|
|News Date||Saturday, February 10, 2018 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Saira Rao, a Denver Democrat, said Friday her campaign received contributions from more than 500 individual donors within a month of launching her primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who is serving her 11th term representing Colorado’s 1st Congressional District. |
“We are not taking any corporate PAC money,” Rao said in a statement. “Special interests are robbing people of their voices, and I am not going to play that game. We’re doing this the hard way — dollar by dollar, door by door.”
Rao filed paperwork to run in the heavily Democratic district on Jan. 10; her campaign logged its 500th donor on Wednesday, 28 days in, a campaign spokeswoman said. By late Thursday, the campaign counted 509 donors, she added.
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