Following Abysmal Fundraising Numbers, Heidi Ganahl Scrambles to Maintain Appearance as Frontrunner in CO GOP Race for Governor
Primary Opponent Neuschwanger Attracts More Donors, Shows Grassroots Appeal
After miserable fourth-quarter fundraising, Heidi Ganahl is desperately trying to resuscitate her lackluster campaign for Colorado governor. Her latest scheme to inject life into her struggling campaign is a campaign relaunch on Saturday — just months after first launching her campaign in September.
Of the $658,000 Ganahl raised in 2021, 41% came from her own bank account. Her subpar fundraising efforts are jeopardizing her status as the frontrunner in the Colorado GOP primary for governor. Far-right conspiracy theorist Danielle Neuschwanger, meanwhile, is appearing to gain momentum – Neuschwanger had more grassroots donors than Ganahl in Q4 and recently won the Women of Weld straw poll in Republican Weld county.
Ganahl’s slipping status in the GOP field is unsurprising after spending her campaign hiding from any forum or debate with Republicans, dodging questions on critical issues, and spouting off conspiracy theories.
“After hiding from voters, reporters, and other Republicans in the race, Heidi Ganahl’s momentum has completely stalled — it’s no wonder she’s relaunching her campaign for governor,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “Heidi can do as many campaign launches as she wants but candidates like Danielle Neuschwanger are closing in. No number of flashy gimmicks can jumpstart a campaign for someone who’s unfit to serve as governor.”