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Out-Of-State Donors Fund Attack On CO Democrat

There are many donors funding the Club for Growth's recent ad against Democratic Colorado Senate candidate Mark Udall. But most of them have at least one thing in common: they're not from Colorado.

Of 19 donors contributing $517,000 for the ad, only two donors (representing a grand total of $10,000) come from Colorado, according to new filings by the Club.

The biggest donors are John Templeton of Bryn Mawr, PA. ($200,000); John Bryan of Lake Oswego, OR ($100,000); Jerry Hayden of Barrington, IL ($100,000); and Craig Johnson of Indianapolis, IN ($50,000).

Templeton has also helped bankroll the conservative group Let Freedom Ring and recently gave $100,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee. Bryan is a reliable donor to Club For Growth. Hayden gave $10,000 last year to Newt Gingrich's 527, American Solutions for Winning the Future.