Talk about paying your own way.
As of May 24, Rep. Marsha Looper’s campaign has raised roughly $64,000 in her race for House District 19. And $52,000 of that came from Looper herself.
Looper, an incumbent Calhan Republican, is running against House Majority Leader Amy Stephens, R-Monument, because both were mashed into the same House district by reapportionment maps drawn last December by Capitol Democrats. The two incumbents have been fighting viciously ever since.
According to the Secretary of State’s office, Looper has raised a precise total of $64,312.12, and $52,460 has been hers.
In the last reporting period, from May 17 to May 30, Looper gave her campaign $11,500. On May 24, Looper contributed $1,500 to her campaign, and the day before that, she contributed $4,000. On May 17, it was $6,000.
“These are the actions of professional politicians who will do say or pay anything to get elected,” said Rob O’Regan, consultant to Stephens. “It’s a pretty clear representation of Amy being for the people and Marsha being for herself.”
Looper’s campaign did not respond immediately to a request for comment.