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Nonini, Whalen Attract Doughnations

State Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, has a larger warchest than GOPrimary challenger Pat Whalen, but Whalen raised more money than Nonini during the latest reporting period. Nonini had $20,674 on hand entering the filing period and received $23,533 more for a total of $44,208. He has spent $14,198. Whalen raised his entire $30,069 during the filing period and has spent $24,906. The following contributors game Nonini $1000 each: Senate Republican PAC, Clifford Bayer, North Idaho Neurosurgery & Spine, Winning for Idaho, Marv Hagedorn, Lorna Finman, and Charla Tindall. You can see Nonini's report here. Those who contributed $1000 to Whalen are: LBP Management Services, Mary Blodgett, Calvin Carlton, Christopher Whalen, Tamara Whalen, Michele Dirks, Committee to Elect Frank Henderson, Copper Basin Construction, IHA PAC, Martin Property Management, Robert Ovancara, and Todd Brinkmeyer. Pat Whalen's financial report here.

Question: Is it significant that Whalen has out-raised a multi-term state legislators during the last filing period?

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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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