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Mon., Oct. 18, 2010, 3:09 p.m.

Marano’s Warchest Bigger Than Sims’

Demo Paula Marano had a slight advantage over Repub Kathy Sims in fund-raising, according to campaign finance reports filed last week. Marano raised $17,352, including a $2500 loan to her campaign, to Sims' $16,135 for the calendar year through Oct. 10. Marano has spent $11,061 and has $6291 on hand. Sims has spent $8,845 and has $7,290 on hand. Marano's major contributors include: Idaho PAC, $2,000; Idaho AFL-CIO and Ken Howard, both $500; Jim & Glenda Michaud, $400; Jack Spurgeon, $300; and 3 contributors of $250 apiece. Marano's full report here. Sims' biggest donors are: Agra PAC, House Republican Caucus, Idaho Republican Party, Coachman Auto Body, all with $1000; Mick McClure Honda, Idaho Power, Idaho PAC, Idaho Loggers PAC, Quest, Winning for Idaho, & ANRI PAC, $500 apiece; and 7 others at $250. Sims spent $2,350 in advertising with the Coeur d'Alene Press. Sims' full report here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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