Denver-area business leaders made major contributions to political campaigns as the 2016 election went into the home stretch.

The contribution figures came from the final round of campaign-finance reports in this pre-election cycle, which were filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office on Monday. All ballots must be returned to election officials by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Among the areas where business leaders gave significantly are:

• DaVita Inc. chairman and CEO Kent Thiry contributed another $200,000 to Let Colorado Vote, the coordinated campaign to pass Propositions 107 and 108, that would replace Colorado’s presidential caucus system with a primary election and would open that and existing primaries so that unaffiliated voters could choose to vote in either the Democratic or Republican contests.

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