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Thu., June 24, 2010, 9:32 p.m.

Allred outraises Otter, Otter outspends Allred in latest reporting period

Once again, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred has outraised incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter, just as he did in the previous campaign finance reporting period before the primary. According to the two candidates' 30-day post-primary reports, from May 10 to June 4, Allred raised $118,861 and spent $58,917, leaving him with $189,995 cash on hand as the general election campaign season opens. Otter raised $95,969 in the same time period and spent $135,573 - $53,000 of that to one communication consulting firm alone, Mike Tracy Communications - and had cash on hand at the close of the period of $161,532. Said Allred, “Not only are we raising more, but we’re spending less than Butch Otter’s campaign. I hope Idahoans are taking note: I’ll be running Idaho’s government in much the same way.”

Here's a link to Otter's report, here's a link to Allred's report, and here's a link to a press release Allred put out today on his fundraising.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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