Kevin Richert/IdahoED NEWS provides 5 takeaways from campaign finance reports filed this week, including:
The only one of the Liberty Caucus candidates to enjoy a fundraising edge is state Rep. Lawerence Denney, one of four GOP candidates for secretary of state. Of course, this is an open race: Unlike Fulcher and several of his allies, Denney hasn’t faced the obstacle of outraising an incumbent. That said, the $150,103.13 raised by Denney far outstripped his opponents. And it’s readily evident that Denney’s March 29 fundraiser, featuring cast members from the A&E series “Duck Dynasty,” provided Denney a bump. Denney reported receiving close to 600 individual contributions on March 29, the day of the event. Many contributions were in the $94 range — the cost of two $47 tickets to the event. Other four takeaways here.
Question: Will campaign fund-raising be the undoing of the Liberty Caucus? Or will shoe-leather and zeal make up for the big money on the mainstream Republican side of the ledger?