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Mon., Feb. 1, 2010, 7:34 a.m.

Minnick raised more than GOP rivals combined in 1st CD race

Here's a news item from the Associated Press about the campaign finance reports filed over the weekend in the 1st District congressional race:

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick outraised Republican rivals in Idaho's 1st Congressional District during the final three months of 2009. According to the Federal Election Commission, Minnick, a first-term House member who represents northern and western Idaho, pulled in about $274,000, luring money from congressional colleagues, political action committees and individuals. Republican Vaughn Ward, a former campaign aide to presidential candidate John McCain, raked in $100,000, including more than $40,000 in checks cashed during the period's four final days from out-of-state backers and GOP-linked PACs. Meanwhile, state Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican from Eagle vying against Ward in May's primary, brought in $33,000 in contributions and added a personal $50,000 loan. Minnick has $816,000 cash on hand after raising nearly $1.3 million total this election cycle. Ward has $207,000 and Labrador has just over $82,000.




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