Republican candidate Rick O'Donnell figures it will take millions of dollars to run for the Seventh Congressional District. He got a boost in that direction Monday evening at a fundraiser attended by Vice President Dick Cheney.
About 150 people attended the event at Invesco Field at Mile High and raised about a hundred-thousand dollars for what's expected to be one of the most expensive and competitive Congressional races in the nation.
O'Donnell is the state's higher education commissioner. He wants to replace Congressman Bob Beauprez, who's running for governor, in the Denver area's Seventh District.
Former state Senator Ed Perlmutter and former state Representative Peggy Lamm are vying for the Democratic nomination.