What did Mike Coffman get for Christmas? Political contributions! Coffman raised a solid $7,765 dollars in December 2004 for his gubernatorial run, leaving him $18,252.50 on hand at the end of 2004 (these are contributions to his committee that he initially formed for his State Treasurer campaign).
What is he spending his money on? Invitations, presumably to a fundraising party, and $975 to advertise in the Intermountain Jewish News.
We hadn't been hearing much from Coffman, but it looks like he is making some early moves after all - maybe Mini-Marc (Holtzman) could have a fight on his hands. Holtzman didn't report any contributions through the end of 2004 for his Holtzman for Governor Exploratory Committee, but he did give $1,867.42 to some knighted political operative named Sir Speedy.
That's the only potential governor fundraising news of note. Rutt Bridges doesn't need to file yet because he can just throw in his own money whenever he decides to run (nor does John Hickenlooper, for the same reason). Bill Ritter isn't raising money yet, for reasons that escape us here at Colorado Pols. Mark Udall may be able to transfer his campaign war chest over to a state race once new legislation allowing that move is worked out. Jane Norton has not yet filed.