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Romney Laps Field In Idaho $ Raising

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised $214,625 in the second quarter, accounting for 80 percent of the cash given to presidential candidates from the Gem State. President Barack Obama was a distant second in Idaho, collecting $23,561. Among the other GOP presidential candidates, Rep. Raul Paul of Texas was second to Romney, with $9,174 raised. Next among GOP candidates were Tim Pawlenty ($7,750), Herman Cain ($7,030) , Michelle Bachmann ($3,250), Newt Gingrich ($1,250) and Gary Johnson ($750). The Federal Election Commission reports contributions by state, including contributors names and occupations organized by zip code/Dan Popkey, Statesman. More here.

Question: Why are political leaders & deep pockets in Idaho so gaga over Romney?

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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