Farris raises pittance for race against Labrador
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democrat Jimmy Farris raised less than $10,000 over the last two months for his 1st Congressional District campaign, leaving him with a pittance to spend on his underdog bid to topple Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador.
According to a Federal Election Commission filing this week, Farris had $8,300 in his election account on June 30.
That’s a shadow of Labrador’s campaign riches, which totaled some $202,000 after raising $68,000 since April 26.
Democratic state Sen. Nicole LeFavour did significantly better than Farris — and even topped Labrador’s totals — for her 2nd Congressional District run against seven-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson.
LeFavour raised over $88,000.
That still pales compared to Simpson, who raised $193,000 and has nearly $200,000 sitting in his coffers for campaigning before the Nov. 6 vote.