Tipton challenger Pace nets $165K in last quarter

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(AP) — Democratic state Rep. Sal Pace says he raised $165,000 in the latest reporting period for his campaign challenging U.S. Republican Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd District.

The amount Pace announced Thursday is more than the $147,000 Tipton raised in the previous quarter, which ended June 30. Tipton hasn't disclosed his latest figures. He's expected to have gotten a boost from an August fundraiser hosted for him by Republican House Speaker John Boehner in Aspen.

Pace announced his candidacy May 31 and raised $100,000 in one month. Pace says he's the underdog in the race but that he believes his fundraising support shows his campaign is gaining traction.

Tipton was among the worst Republican fundraisers in the House during the previous reporting period.

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