Darryl Glenn needed a boost, and he just got one.
Glenn is a Republican running for U.S. Senate in Colorado. The Democrat, Michael Bennet, has raised, oh, say, 32 times more money than Glenn since 2015.
No joke. Bennet had collected more than $12 million compared to Glenn’s $328,000 as of June 30, according to Federal Election Commission reports. That’s only counting funds that went through the campaigns themselves.
Luckily for Glenn, he just made a wealthy new fan.
That would be Richard Uihelein, a multimillionaire conservative donor.
Earlier in the election, Uihelein made a $1 million donation to Ted Cruz. Now he’s shifting to smaller races, but the money’s still big. In just 10 days last month, his Restoration PAC spent $682,000 on television ads for Glenn, according to analysis by Colorado Public Radio.
Here’s one of Restoration PAC’s commercials:
The move won’t get Glenn anywhere near Bennet’s footprint, but it’s better than nothing – which is what the Republican has spent on his own television ads, as CPR reports.