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Sep 8, 2010 8:26 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Democrat Hickenlooper to spend $1.3 million on TV ads

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election.

The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials.

Hickenlooper's campaign says in its latest filing it had more than $171,500 cash on hand at the end of the month. Hickenlooper has raised $2.74 million so far.

Hickenlooper's opponents, Republican Dan Maes and American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo had not filed their reports as of Tuesday evening.

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