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Labrador says he raised $250K in past quarter; still lags Minnick

GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador has announced that he's had his best campaign fundraising quarter, and raised more than $250,000 in monetary and in-kind contributions combined during the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The report on that quarter isn't due out for another week; that's when full details will emerge. As of the last quarterly report, which went through June 30 and came out July 15, incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick had a million-dollar edge over Labrador in cash on hand. He'd raised $1.8 million, while Labrador had raised $285,673 including $100,000 of his own money; Minnick had $1.14 million on hand, while Labrador had $68,789.

In a news release today, Labrador said he'll release full figures at the deadline, but said his campaign has now received more than $525,000 in total contributions. "I want to thank everyone who made these generous donations to my campaign; this is yet more proof that my candidacy has all the momentum in this race," Labrador said.

Meanwhile, Minnick's campaign announced that he raised more than $525,000 in the past quarter, not including any in-kind donations, and more than $2.4 million total for the election cycle.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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