Both Keith Hutcheson and Ben Wolfinger have outraised Tea Party candidate John Green in the three-way GOPrimary race to replace Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson. Hutcheson (who is supported by Reagan Republicans & Reasonable Republicans) had a warchest of $21,652 including donations, in-kind contributions and a personal loan, exceeding the amount raised by Wolfinger and Green combined. Top contributors to Hutcheson's primary campaign are Sound Industries, $999; John Grimm, $750; Cliff Findlahy, Idaho Veneer and Kevin Rogers, $500 apiece. Hutcheson has spent a combined $10,443 with the Strategery Group (and received $587 in in-kind services from Strategery). You can read see his campaign finance report here.
- Ben Wolfinger (who is supported by Reasonable Republicans, too) started with a warchest of $10,896. Top contributors are: Doug Parker, $1000; and Donald Gross, $600; Empire Airlines, Ann Ragan, Michael Wolfinger and Ken Smith, $500 apiece. You can read Ben Wolfinger's campaign finance report here.
- John Green (who is supported by United Conservatives of North Idaho) had a warchest of $7,107. Top contributors are: Lorna Finman, $999; and Brent Regan and Mitch Wright, $500 apiece. You can read Green's campaign finance report here.
Question: What surprises you most about these campaign finance reports for sheriff?