Hillary Clinton will be in Colorado fundraising for Jared Polis and Dems, but don’t expect President Trump to hold a similar event for Walker Stapleton

Clinton will be in Colorado later this month for a $1,000 per person fundraiser.
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John Hickenlooper and Hillary Clinton at a rally in Commerce City. August 3, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Kevin J. Beaty

At least one political heavyweight is descending on Colorado to attempt to lure money away from your bank account and into candidates' war chests.

Democrats in Colorado will be hosting former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a fundraiser on Sept. 23.

Colorado Democrats spokesperson Erik Walker confirmed Clinton is scheduled to attend a party fundraiser at former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s home as part of the Fearless Project, the coordinated campaign effort helping Democrats on the party's ticket. The fundraiser will have a $1,000 minimum donation per person.

Jared Polis, the party’s gubernatorial nominee who has set a $100 limit on individual donations to his campaign, is expected to attend the fundraiser.

Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton’s chances of bringing President Trump to Colorado don’t appear promising.

Stapleton said in July his campaign had reached out to President Trump's team about stumping for him in Colorado. But Stapleton campaign spokesperson Jerrod Dobkin on Wednesday said in a statement, "our campaign has nothing new," on their efforts to bring Trump to Colorado.

Barring some last-second change, we probably won't see Trump in the Centennial State during this campaign cycle. Colorado did not appear among the lists of stops in Trump’s midterm campaign schedule announced to reporters last month. Trump is expected to visit six states between August 1 and Election Day, according to ABC News.

Worth noting: The same month Stapleton said he was hoping to bring Trump to Colorado, a Morning Consult report showed the president with a disapproval rating above 50 percent in the state. A Quinnipiac poll released this week found 55 percent of Americans think Trump isn't fit to serve as president; the poll showed 41 percent said was fit to serve, according to USA Today.

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