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  DeGette primary challenger Saira Rao tops 500 donors, six figures in under a month
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Feb 11, 2018 03:57pm
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AuthorErnest Luning
News DateSaturday, February 10, 2018 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSaira 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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