On Friday, Jeff Selle of the Coeur d'Alene Press reported that three families have contributed a considerable amount of money to Mary Souza's mayoral campaign: $6000 of her $29,223 from six members of the Damiano family; and $4000 from former Coeur d'Alene school trustee Brent Regan and three other members of his family. Additionally, state Sen. Kathy Sims ($500) and her daughter, Rita ($1000), contributed $1500 combined. Souza campaign finance report here. Regan and the Sims family also made large contributions to the three Reagan Republican candidates aligned with Souza:
- Noel Adam: $500 of his $2635 from Regan; $700 combined from Kathy and Rita Sims. Adam also loaned himself $1000. Campaign finance report here.
- Sharon Hebert: $500 of her $2800 from Regan; $700 combined from Kathy and Rita Sims. Adam also loaned himself $1000. Hebert loaned herself $1300. Campaign disclosure statement here.
- Chris Fillios: loaned himself $2554; received $100 apiece from Dan Gookin and John Corcoran. Campaign disclosure statement here.
Question: I'm surprised that mayoral candidate Mary Souza's campaign coffers runneth over, while the other Reagan Republican candidates on her informal ticket are digging in their own pockets for loads to fund their campaigns.