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Feb 1, 2012 8:40 PM by Matt Stafford

Tipton lags behind Pace in latest fundraising

DENVER (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had another three months of slow fundraising while his Democratic challenger out raised him in the most recent quarter.

But Tipton's campaign remained confident that the freshman congressman is well-positioned heading into this year's 3rd District election against state Rep. Sal Pace.

Tipton raised about $176,500 in the quarter that ended Dec. 31. Pace raised about $206,500.

Pace says the fundraising figures highlight a disappointment with incumbents in Congress. National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Daniel Scarpinato points to who has more cash on hand - Tipton with $510,000 to Pace's $341,000.

Tipton's district in southern and western Colorado is one of the state's most competitive.

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