California attorney and Republican candidate for HD64, Lisa Grace-Kellogg, spoke at the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition Festival in Kim, Colorado on June 19, 2010. In her speech, she states that McKinley "has abandoned his District", and claims that the District doesn't need a "character" who "entertains".
She reportedly conducted a telephone survey of HD64 residents in which they were asked which they preferred, the cowboy or the lawyer. Wrong question.
During the most recent cycle of campaign-finance reporting spanning April 26 through May 26, McKinley neither raised nor spent a cent, while Kellogg received $570 in donations, spent $10,774 and lent $21,400 to her own campaign. To date, Kellogg's loans to her campaign total $52,100.
More than one-third of Kellogg's funds raised during the most recent cycle came from state treasurer candidate Ali Hasan, who contributed $200. Her spending primarily was on consultants, including $10,000 to Littlefield and Associates, a Virginia-based firm specializing in Republican campaigns.