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The amount of campaign cash flowing into the North Idaho College Board of Trustee election races is up to $31,882. That's the total amount of contributions reported by 10 candidates involved in the races for three seats up for grabs on the community college's governing board. The deadline for candidates to file their seven-day, pre-election campaign finance reports was 5 p.m. Tuesday. This election is the first time community college trustees have had to disclose their campaign spending/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
Question: Is this too much money to spend on nonpartisan races for jobs that don't pay anything?
With just a week to go in Idaho’s most dramatic campaign of 2012, 4th District Judge Mike Wetherell moved to end the mystery surrounding a new interest group that wants to keep its donor list secret. Education Voters of Idaho fought to suppress who gave $200,350 spent to convince voters to approve Superintendent Tom Luna’s education reforms in Propositions 1, 2 and 3 on Tuesday’s ballot. Though he wouldn’t fit in anyone’s bicycle basket, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is playing Toto, grabbing the screen shrouding the donors and yanking. Wetherell granted Ysursa’s motion for disclosure less than three hours after hearing oral arguments Monday. “Voters are entitled to know who is standing behind the curtain,” Wetherell wrote/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Has the attempt by Education Voters of Idaho to keep contributors secret hurt its cause?
Democrat Dan English has outraised Republican Cliff Hayes in an attempt to win re-election as Kootenai County clerk. Campaign finance reports released this week show that English has raised $4752 for the year and loaned his campaign $750, while Hayes has raised $3615, including a $1200 loan he has made to his campaign. Major contributions to English’s campaign in the last reporting period have come from Nancy McAnally ($500), L.C. Spurgeon (300), Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association ($250), Kenneth Howard ($200), Larry Belmont ($150), and Mary Lou Reed and Susan Nipp ($100 each). John Austin is his campaign treasurer. Full report here. Hayes contributions include: Committee to Elect Frank Henderson ($200), Wayne Gilman ($150), and Kathy Sims ($100.) His treasurer is Larry Gilman. Full report here.
Freshman Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is the 13th wealthiest member of Congress, according to a new analysis by Roll Call newspaper, and is richer than the late Ted Kennedy, Sen. John McCain or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Roll Call pegged Risch’s minimum net worth at $19.29 million; he’s the only senator or congressman from Idaho or Washington to make Roll Call’s “50 Richest” list. / More here at Eye on Boise
Question: If you were that wealthy, how would you spend your time?