Idaho Democrat Jimmy Farris raised less than $10,000 over the last two months for his 1st Congressional District campaign, leaving him with a small amount to spend on his underdog bid to topple Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador.
According to a Federal Election Commission filing this week, Farris, a Lewiston native, had $8,300 in his election account on June 30th. Meanwhile, Labrador’s campaign totaled some $202,000 after raising $68,000 since April 26.
Democratic state Senator 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 in his coffers for campaigning before the November 6th general election. (AP)