Balukoff has place much more than $3.two million into campaign

Oct. 9 Otter Balukoff debate

A.J. Balukoff, left, and Gov. Butch Otter square off in an Oct. 9 debate in Idaho Falls.

A.J. Balukoff has said he’s committed to performing whatever it requires to unseat incumbent Gov. Butch Otter.

And we now know that involves placing much more than $ three.two million into the race.

The most recent round of campaign finance reviews came in Tuesday — a snapshot covering the time period from Oct. 1 to Oct. 19. In that time, the businessman, accountant and Boise College Board trustee contributed $ 995,000 to his campaign, bringing his total contributions for the 12 months previous the $ million mark. Because Oct. 19, Balukoff has place an extra $ 545,000 into the race.

Balukoff has personally accounted for approximately 87 percent of his campaign contributions.

Another Democrat, state Rep. Holli Woodings of Boise, continues to take pleasure in a fundraising edge in the secretary of state’s race. Her campaign treasury was boosted by yet another loan to her campaign, in the sum of $ one hundred,000. Woodings and state Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, are vying to succeed retiring Secretary of State Ben Ysursa.

And in the state superintendent’s race, Idaho Falls Democrat Jana Jones continued to pad her fundraising advantage over Mountain Residence Republican Sherri Ybarra.

Right here are the thumbnails:


A.J. Balukoff, Democrat.

Contributions, Oct. one-Oct. 19: $ 1,036,575.19.

Expenditures, Oct. one-Oct. 19: $ 1,081,490.87.

Total expenditures, by way of Oct. 19: $ 3,191,178.42

Highlights from recent report: $ 995,000 in contributions from Balukoff $ 2,500 from Bev Harad, a former Boise College Board member and another $ 90 from Geoff Thomas, Madison School District superintendent and a member of Otter’s education reform activity force.

Butch Otter, Republican.

Contributions, Oct. 1-Oct. 19: $ 184,320.53.

Expenditures, Oct. 1-Oct. 19: $ 615,453.64.

Complete expenditures, via Oct. 19: $ one,842,615.07.

Highlights from recent report: Otter received money from two members of his schooling reform task force: Boise businessman Bob Lokken ($ one,000) and House Schooling Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt of Eagle ($ 250.) Other huge donations consist of $ 5,000 from Chevron $ four,000 from Union Pacific Railroad and $ one,583.53 from the Idaho Cattle Association.

John Bujak, Libertarian.

Contributions, Oct. one-Oct. 19: $ eleven,565.

Expenditures, Oct. 1-Oct. 19: $ two,260.61.

Total expenditures, by way of Oct. 19: $ 14,557.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jana Jones, Democrat

Contributions, Oct. 1-Oct. 19: $ 17,249.45.

Expenditures, Oct. 1-Oct. 19: $ 12,627.48.

Total expenditures, through Oct. 19: $ 101,790.74.

Highlights from existing report: $ 3,000 from Idaho Forest Group, Athol $ 200 from Nancy Gregory, Boise School Board member.

Sherri Ybarra, Republican

Contributions, Oct. 15-Oct. 27: $ ten,119.92.

Expenditures, Sept. 19-Oct. 25: $ 18,069.56.

Total expenditures, by means of Oct. 25: $ 31,880.91.

Highlights from recent report: Her biggest single contribution is not information, a $ 5,000 contribution from the Idaho Republican Party, disclosed on a separate report final week. Ybarra also acquired $ 500 from Senate Education Committee member Steven Thayn of Emmett.

Secretary of State

Holli Woodings, Democrat

Contributions, Oct. one-Oct. 19: $ 143,486.

Expenditures, Oct. one-Oct. 19: $ 194,215.37.

Total expenditures, via Oct. 19: $ 366,574.80.

Highlights from current report: Woodings loaned yet another $ one hundred,000 to her campaign. Donations included $ 750 from Boise businessman Skip Oppenheimer $ 450 from the Idaho Cattle Association and an additional $ 50 from Boise College Board member Troy Rohn.

Lawerence Denney, Republican

Contributions, Oct. one-Oct. 19: $ twenty,271.28.

Expenditures, Oct. one-Oct. 19: $ ten,707.73.

Total expenditures, through Oct. 19: $ 248,492.82.

Highlights from recent report: $ 5,000 from Avista Corp., Spokane, Wash $ one,000 from Potlatch Corp., Spokane $ 500 from Hagadone Corp., Coeur d’Alene. Also, contributions from six Republican legislators.

Much more sunshine reports: Check out what the candidates have raised in the residence stretch, following Oct. 19. Kevin Richert has a working weblog.

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